Automatically selected top science news story of the day ( ? )
Follow us with Twitter - Facebook - RSS feed - Bookmark
Next update in ½ hour

This Exoplanet is Burning Hot and Pitch Black

Discover Magazine - Mon 18 Sep 17

An exoplanet twice the size of Jupiter is hot, egg-shaped and coal-black. Wasp-12b orbits around a Sun-like star some 1,400 light-years away. It makes a complete orbit around its sun in just ...

Hubble captures blistering pitch-black planet - Thu 14 Sep 17

Astronomers have discovered that the well-studied exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light, making it appear essentially pitch black. This discovery sheds new light on the atmospheric composition ...

Hubble observes pitch black planet, Astrobiology Magazine - Thu 14 Sep 17

Titanium clouds wreak havoc on "hot Jupiter" exoplanet's climate

Gizmag - Thu 14 Sep 17

Exoplanets are a constant source of surprise and wonder. The skies of HAT-P-7b are decorated with clouds made of ruby and sapphire, KELT-9b is hotter than most stars, and now astronomers ...

A hot Jupiter with titanium skies

Cosmos Magazine - Wed 13 Sep 17

A heavy metal atmosphere keeps WASP-19b scorchingly hot, writes Andrew Masterson.

VLT makes first detection of titanium oxide in an exoplanet - Wed 13 Sep 17

A team of astronomers led by Elyar Sedaghati, an ESO fellow and recent graduate of TU Berlin, has examined the atmosphere of the exoplanet [WASP-19b] in greater detail than ever before. This ...

New planet discovered: An inferno world with titanium skies, Watts Up With That? - Thu 14 Sep 17

Astronomers Catch a Glimpse of a Pitch-Black Planet

Extremetech - Mon 18 Sep 17

A new astronomy survey has found the blackest planet ever measured. Despite an exceptionally tight orbit around its host star, WASP-12b absorbs 94 percent of the light that reaches it. The ...

Weird world: Titanium spied in giant alien planet's skies

FOXNews - Thu 14 Sep 17

For the first time ever, titanium oxide has been spotted in an exoplanet's skies, a new study reports.

Weird World: Titanium Spied in Giant Alien Planet's Skies, - Wed 13 Sep 17

Titanium oxide detected in the atmosphere of 'Hot Jupiter'

Daily Mail - Wed 13 Sep 17

Astronomers from the European Space Agency have analysed Wasp-19b's atmosphere for the first time, and detected small amounts of titanium oxide, water and sodium in its atmosphere.

Titanium oxide detected in hot atmosphere of giant exoplanet

Chemistry World - Wed 13 Sep 17

Very Large Telescope used to observe light from a very large planet

NASA's Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet

Newswise - Thu 14 Sep 17

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have found that the well-studied exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light and appears as black as fresh asphalt. Unlike other exoplanets in its ...