aug 052013
 
A "Second Jupiter" Discovered

  Astronomers in the Strategic Explorations of Exoplanets and Disks with Subaru (SEEDS) Project have recently discovered and captured an image of the least massive planet ever imaged so far, a so-called “second Jupiter” (Figure 1). This discovery marks an important step toward the direct imaging of much fainter Earth-like planets in the future and [continue reading]

mrt 152013
 
Super-Sized Twin of our Solar System Contains Also Water

  Glimpses of a giant alien planet may help to answer questions about its origins and those of our own Solar System.   A team of astronomers, including Quinn Konopacky of the University of Toronto’s Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, have made the most detailed examination yet of the atmosphere of a Jupiter-like planet [continue reading]