Artistic Impressions of Exoplanets
This board gathers artistic impressions of extra-solar planets, or exoplanets (planets in orbit around other stars), which were recently discovered or are the…
Robert, une intelligence artificielle pour étudier les exoplanètes
Potentiellement habitable et considérée comme la plus ancienne planète connue, la superterre Kapteyn b (ici dans un dessin d'artiste) est en orbite autour de la naine rouge Kapteyn. L'étoile Omega du Centaure occupe l’arrière-plan. Les instruments de la nouvelle génération permettront d'étudier les atmosphères de telles exoplanètes pour y déceler des molécules liées à la vie telle que nous la connaissons. Mais la quantité de données à analyser sera énorme. © PHL, UPR Arecibo, Aladin Sky Atla...
An imagined view from the surface of one of the three newfound TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets. The planets have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth, making them attractive scientific targets in the search for potentially habitable planets beyond our solar system. (ESO/M. Kornmesser)
International Astronomical Union | IAU
Infographic displaying a breakdown of the winning names and brief descriptions of the chosen names. As announced on 15 December 2015, names for 31 exoplanets and 14 host stars, voted for by the public, were accepted and are to be officially sanctioned by the IAU. The winning names are to be used freely in parallel with the existing scientific nomenclature, with due credit to the clubs or organisations that proposed them. Credit: IAU
Swarm of Comets (Artist's Concept)
This illustration shows a star behind a shattered comet. Observations of the star KIC 8462852 by NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes suggest that its unusual light signals are likely from dusty comet fragments, which blocked the light of the star as they passed in front of it in 2011 and 2013. The comets are thought to be traveling around the star in a very long, eccentric orbit.