The hottest point in hot Jupiter atmospheres should be directly below their star or blown slightly eastward by winds. What is happening on CoRoT-2b?
Planets that do not transit are very difficult for Kepler to find. The authors of today’s paper are not intimidated by that and find 60 non-transiting Hot Jupiters unknowingly detected by Kepler anyway.
If you thought the weather on Earth was wild, think again: today we’re discussing the climate of WASP-121b.
An instrument designed to look for exoplanets around the brightest stars in the sky; what have they found so far?
How can we explain hot Jupiters? The answer is not completely clear yet, but we are closing in on it: it seems that binaries may play an important role on the formation of these oddball planets.
What might be the strangest architecture yet of an exoplanetary system was discovered, and it raises big questions as to how planetary systems form and evolve.