Astronomers have detected wildly changing temperatures on a super Earth – the first time any atmospheric variability has been observed on a rocky planet outside the solar system – and believe it could be due to huge amounts of volcanic activity, further adding to the mystery of what had been nicknamed the ‘diamond planet’.
The discovery of water vapour in the atmospheres of three exoplanets includes the most precise measurement of any chemical in a planet outside the solar system, and has major implications for planet formation and the search for water on Earth-like habitable exoplanets in future.
Research indicates the existence of Earth-like planets in dead solar system through latest chemical analysis techniques
New professor is one of the joint discoverers of a planet orbiting a normal star beyond the Solar System.
The dynamics of an avalanche and the origins of the Universe will be the subjects of two presentations to the public by Cambridge researchers as part of this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.
In the eighth of a series of reports contributed by Cambridge researchers, we hear about Dr John Richer’s night-time research activities at the ALMA observatory in Chile's Atacama desert.