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1st From Space, Exoplanet Radio Signal

  Mysterious Radio Signal from Exoplanet                    Source: Cornell University - Bootes & Magnetic Field A First From Space This is an extraordinary scientific finding from space.  You might characterize it as an exoplanet talking to Earth.  A research team of scientists led by researcher Jake Turner at Cornell University has detected a mysterious radio signal from an exoplanet deep within space.  The radio "message" comes from the constellation Tau Bootes.  It is the first radio signal ever discovered from one of the 4,500 exoplanets documented by astronomers, trillions of miles above the Earth.  Their work has been published in the prestigious scientific journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. The Search For Life in Space Is this a message from an alien world?  Well, researchers think the radio signals may provide a new way to explore the possibilities that life does exist outside of the Earth in places like exoplanets deep in space in alien worlds.  Lead researcher

Exoplanet "From Hell" Just Discovered

Rains Liquid Molten Iron Source:  Image of Planet Raining Molten Iron Exoplanet WASP-76 B Some scientists are calling WASP-76 B the exoplanet from Hell.  It was just discovered in another solar system and is therefore an exoplanet.  The exoplanet is so exotic that even the weather conditions are extremely bizarre.  On WASP-76 B it's usually cloudy with a chance of rain.  But the rain drops are hot liquid molten iron that are boiling hot.  European scientists and astronomers just spotted it using the planet hunting instrument EXPRESSO on a huge international telescope based in Chile.  The weather conditions on this exoplanet are so severe there is molten iron rain! It's a unique finding in the Universe. And despite the extremely harsh environment, you have to wonder about the value of the mineral deposits on such a far away frontier in space. Ultra Hot Gas Giant 640 Light Years From Earth This very hot exoplanet is 640 light years away from the Earth.  An

Once in a New Moon

NeptoMoon Exoplanet & Exomoon Artist Rendering Out of this World There is evidence of the first known moon outside of the solar system. The Kepler space telescope has observed a dip in starlight which suggested the existence of a Neptune sized moon orbiting around a Jupiter sized, gas exoplanet about 8000 light years away. Hubble & Kepler The Hubble Space Telescope recently spotted the same dip and saw the planet passing in front of its star earlier than expected, suggesting gravitational pull from a new moon.  The evidence of a new moon is not yet conclusive but it is building.  For more new blogs and news stories on important innovations, go to

Planet that's Being Vaporized

Incredible Space Tracking by Hubble Source:  NASA photo of  planet GJ 34706 vaporizing First View of Real Star Wars The Hubble Space Telescope has pinpointed a distant planet that's being vaporized out of existence by its accompanying star. The photo provided by NASA tells the story of a planet morphing out of existence. Exoplanet and Host Star Power This is an exoplanet called GJ 34706.  And, it's what astronomers call a hot Neptune. The planet is so close to its star that it's evaporating right before our eyes. Scientists call the planet's location as in the "Hot Neptune Desert" around its host star. The phenomenon and the technological innovation to enable us to see this at the outer reaches of space is amazing  It enlightens us about the dynamics of our ever active universe, even to the point of distant stars and planets. Lead Research Perspectives One of the lead researchers on this finding Vincent Bourrier of the University of Vienna says

Astronomers Discover Spock's Planet Vulcan

Exoplanet Discovered that Orbits a Star Identified with the Science Officer from Star Trek Image of Vulcan Provided by University of Florida Spock's Home Planet Vulcan Discovered No aliens spotted so far but University of Florida astronomers have discovered an exoplanet orbiting a star - 40 Eridani A, a star known to "Star Trek" movie fans as the host star of Science Officer Spock's home planet Vulcan. Vulcan the Exoplanet The exoplanet is 16 light years away from the Earth and located in constellation Eridanus.  What's most intriguing is that the planet orbits the sun-like star, just inside the zone where water and life could exist. Innovative Space Discovery The University of Florida team wasn't looking for the exoplanet. They found it through their planetary research explorations.  The exoplanet is two times the size of the Earth and it's the closest super Earth orbiting a sun-like star. The lead researcher, Dr. Jian Ge hopes the Intern