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Transiting exoplanets cause their ultra-cool host – TRAPPIST-1 – to change its brightness!

Transiting exoplanets cause their ultra-cool host – TRAPPIST-1 – to change its brightness!

Kepler has managed to detect a change in brightness when a planet passes in front of a star from the vantage point of the telescope.

Discovered – Astronomers find 24 new isolated 'Hot Earth' exoplanets!

Discovered – Astronomers find 24 new isolated 'Hot Earth' exoplanets!

Hot Earths are Earth-sized exoplanets that exist close to their stars, making them unlikely to support life. 

More than 100 exoplanets confirmed during NASA's Kepler K2 mission!

More than 100 exoplanets confirmed during NASA's Kepler K2 mission!

A planetary system comprising four promising planets that could be rocky have also been confirmed.

Wow! NASA’s Kepler mission makes big announcement; verifies 1,284 planets!

Wow! NASA’s Kepler mission makes big announcement; verifies 1,284 planets!

Whether it is a new planet, a number of stars – even exploding ones – or a circumbinary planet, Kepler has never failed to disappoint the curious minds of space enthusiasts.

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new 'hot Jupiter'

NASA's Kepler spacecraft discovers new 'hot Jupiter'

The astronomers also used three different ground-based spectrographs to conduct high-resolution spectroscopic observations of K2-29b, in order to definitely verify it as a "hot Jupiter."

Astronomers discover stripped Hot Super-Earths!

Astronomers discover stripped Hot Super-Earths!

Researchers used asteroseismology to study the internal properties of these planets and their stars to a level that are unseen before.

Earth is special, indeed

Earth is special, indeed

The team discovered that if you bring the model forward 13.8 billion, none of the known 700 quintillion possible planets look like Earth.