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Read more at: 'Lost' world discovery is step to finding habitable planets
'Lost' world discovery is step to finding habitable planets

'Lost' world discovery is step to finding habitable planets

26 July 2020

Visit this article in full on the University of Cambridge Research site: https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/lost-worlds-rediscovery-is-step-towards-finding-habitable-planets


Read more at: Water common – yet scarce – in exoplanets
Water common – yet scarce – in exoplanets

Water common – yet scarce – in exoplanets

26 April 2020

The most extensive survey of atmospheric chemical compositions of exoplanets to date has revealed trends that challenge current theories of planet formation and has implications for the search for water in the solar system and beyond. A team of researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, used atmospheric data from 19...


Read more at: Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life
Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life

Large exoplanet could have the right conditions for life

26 April 2020

Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune. A team from the University of Cambridge used the mass, radius, and atmospheric data of the exoplanet K2-18b and determined that...


Read more at: Kavli Institute for Cosmology announces new programme of research fellowships: the 'Gavin Boyle Fellowship in Cosmology and Exoplanetary Science

Kavli Institute for Cosmology announces new programme of research fellowships: the 'Gavin Boyle Fellowship in Cosmology and Exoplanetary Science

4 October 2018

The Kavli Institute for Cosmology is glad to announce a new programme of research fellowships: the 'Gavin Boyle Fellowship in Cosmology and Exoplanetary Science’. For more details on these opportunities follow this link .


Read more at: Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth

Scientists identify exoplanets where life could develop as it did on Earth

4 October 2018

" Scientists have identified a group of planets outside our solar system where the same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth exist." For the full article please follow this link .


Read more at: Kavli Institute Fellowship in Exoplanets announced

Kavli Institute Fellowship in Exoplanets announced

2 November 2017

Departments at Cambridge conducting research related to 'Exoplanets and life in the Universe' and related to the Cambridge Exoplanet Research Centre are offering a senior Fellowship in Exoplanets. https://exoplanets.phy.cam.ac.uk/jobs/kavli-institute-fellow-in-exoplanets


Read more at: ‘Monster’ planet discovery challenges formation theory
‘Monster’ planet discovery challenges formation theory

‘Monster’ planet discovery challenges formation theory

31 October 2017

A giant planet – the existence of which was previously thought extremely unlikely – discovered around a small star by an international collaboration of astronomers, with the University of Cambridge taking a prominent role NGTS-1b is the largest planet compared to the size of its host star ever discovered in the universe –...


Read more at: A star the size of Saturn
A star the size of Saturn

A star the size of Saturn

6 July 2017

The smallest star yet measured has been discovered by a team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge. With a size just a sliver larger than that of Saturn, the gravitational pull at its stellar surface is about 300 times stronger than what humans feel on Earth. This star is likely about as small as stars can...


Read more at: Winton Exoplanet Fellowship opportunity announced

Winton Exoplanet Fellowship opportunity announced

1 June 2017

Cambridge Exoplanet Research Centre invites proposals for Winton Exoplanet Fellowships. Follow link below for full details: http://exoplanets.phy.cam.ac.uk/jobs/cambridge-exoplanet-research-centre-invites-proposals-for-winton-exoplanet-fellowships


Read more at: Kepler telescope spies details of TRAPPIST-1 system’s outermost planet
Kepler telescope spies details of TRAPPIST-1 system’s outermost planet

Kepler telescope spies details of TRAPPIST-1 system’s outermost planet

22 May 2017

University of Cambridge astronomers joined an international team that used data gathered by the Kepler Space Telescope to observe and confirm details of the outermost of seven exoplanets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1. The observations confirm, as had been predicted, that the seventh and outermost planet, TRAPPIST-1h, orbits...


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