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12:41  11 july  2019
12:41  11 july  2019 Source:   cnet.com

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer discover 'Super Earth' planet in a distant solar system has a rich atmosphere and could unlock mystery of how planets are formed

NASA's Hubble and Spitzer discover 'Super Earth' planet in a distant solar system has a rich atmosphere and could unlock mystery of how planets are formed Experts at the University of Montreal in Canada used a pair of NASA telescopes - Hubble and Spritzer - to conduct their study of a planet found around a red dwarf around 100 light years away. The star has one planet in orbit around it, Gliese 3470b, which is like a cross between Earth and Neptune in terms of size, mass and composition. Mid-sized planets like Gliese 3470 b are common in other planetary systems but are absent in our own solar system.

Beyond our own solar system , we have discovered thousands of planetary systems orbiting other stars in the Milky Way. Our solar system is made up of a star, eight planets and countless smaller bodies such as dwarf planets , asteroids and comets.

NASA ’s Exoplanet Exploration Program, the search for planets and life beyond our solar system . NASA 's science, technology and mission management office for the exploration of exoplanets. The program's primary goals, as described in the 2014 NASA Science Plan, are to discover planets

NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system© NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA believes exoplanets like TRAPPIST-1f could have the right conditions for liquid water, meaning they could support life.

It seems insane now, but it wasn't long ago we had no hard evidence of planets existing outside our solar system. Known as "exoplanets", the first definitive discovery of one didn't come until 1992. For many years after that, a trickle of distant worlds were added to the known exoplanet catalog.

Only in the last decade, with the help of the recently retired Kepler Space Telescope, has the pace of discovery really increased exponentially. In June, the 4,000th exoplanet was confirmed.

First alien moons spotted: Scientists believe they have captured small planet in the act of growing moons 370 light years away from Earth

First alien moons spotted: Scientists believe they have captured small planet in the act of growing moons 370 light years away from Earth An image from the ALMA observatory in Chile shows a circle of gas and dust forming around a distant growing planet, which could start to produce moons.

Eyes on the Solar System lets you explore the planets , their moons, asteroids, comets and the spacecraft exploring them from 1950 to 2050. Ride with the Curiosity Rover as it lands on Mars or fly by Pluto with the New Horizons spacecraft all from the comfort of your home computer.

The planets of the solar system as depicted by a NASA computer illustration. However, astronomers are now hunting for another planet in our solar system , a true ninth planet , after evidence of its existence was unveiled on Jan.

Requiem for Kepler? NASA's pioneering planet-finder (pictures)

NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system

That's a big leap in a single lifetime, and to mark just how far we've come in refining our view of the universe, NASA created the above video visualizing when and where in the night sky all the known exoplanets were discovered. Note how quickly the pace of the finds picks up once Kepler starts making its contribution in 2010.

Astronomers just spotted an asteroid that loves the Sun

Astronomers just spotted an asteroid that loves the Sun Researchers have spotted an asteroid that never really ventures all that far from the Sun, even at its further point. The object, known as 2019 LF6, completes an orbit of our star every 151 days, and comes far closer to the Sun than even Mercury. LF6 travels in an elliptical orbit that takes it within Mercury’s orbit, around the Sun, and then back out past the orbit of Venus. It never gets close to Earth, and nobody knew it existed until now. The asteroid is estimated to be around a kilometer in width, which makes it even more remarkable that it’s remained hidden for this long.

Exoplanet – Any planet beyond our solar system . The blocky space telescope was still getting its bearings, just a few months after launch, when the As NASA ’s Kepler Space Telescope science team was wrapping up a 10-day trial run, they saw something that bordered on the unbelievable: the

Beyond our own solar system , there are more planets than stars in night sky. So far, we have discovered thousands of planetary systems The solar system also includes the Kuiper Belt that lies past Neptune's orbit. This is a sparsely occupied ring of icy bodies, almost all smaller than the

Kepler went to sleep permanently in 2018, but its legacy has been picked up by other observatories like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which has already found over 700 new planet candidates in its first year in space.

Next up, the European Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite (CHEOPS) is set to launch by the end of the year and NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is set to blast off in 2021. Both space telescopes will be able to do more than just spot exoplanets -- they could help determine if conditions exist to support life upon their surfaces.

Best places in space to search for alien life

NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system
NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets discovered outside our solar system

NASA is about to grow fruit in space.
If humans begin to travel to other worlds on a regular basis — or even set up shop and live there — we're going to need food, and that means finding a way to grow fruits and vegetables in otherworldly environments. 

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