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This ultra-hot exoplanet has yellow skies and iron rain

Exoplanet WASP-79b is a massive gas giant with incredibly hot atmospheric temperatures. Its atmosphere isn’t capable of scattering like in the way that Earth’s atmosphere does, so the daytime skies would look yellow >>

NASA’s TESS spots possible ‘second Earth’ nearby

In the exoplanet-hunting game, scientists are collecting discoveries faster than they can actually sit back and study them. There’s a lot of planets out there, but the most exciting ones are those that >>

Astronomers spot steamy new exoplanet

Astronomers from around the world just confirmed the existence of an entirely new planet. It was first spotted by NASA’s TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) and then confirmed after additional investigation. It’s big >>

Earth might not be the best place for life after all

In the ongoing search for worlds outside of our solar system, scientists often compare newly-discovered planets with our own as they offer educated guesses about their potential to support life. It makes sense >>