Neptune-sized exoplanet discovered by astronomers – about 32 light years from Earth

Planet AU Mic b is the size of Neptune. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Chris Smith (USRA) A exoplanet the size of Neptune was discovered around the young star AU Microscopii, thanks in part to the work of Jonathan Gagné, former postdoctoral researcher iREx Banting who is now a scientific advisor at the […]

Discovery of an exoplanet around a nearby young star

A team of astronomers announces that they have identified the presence of an exoplanet around one of the youngest known stars. An interesting discovery that could tell us more about the youth of our own system. AU Microscopii (AU MIC), located about 32 light years away, is a young and small star only 22 million […]

NASA’s latest exoplanet discovery may help explain how planets evolve

Representational image of exoplanets | Wikipedia Text size: A- A + NASA discovers a planet orbiting a young star 31.9 light years away NASA has discovered a planet as large as Neptune orbiting a nearby young star known as AU Microscopii that could serve as a unique laboratory for studying how planets evolve and interact […]

Exoplanet Orbits Star once a week; Is bombed by flares

About 32 light years from Earth, practically in our backyard, is a younger dramatic star named AU Microscopii or AU Mic. This star is simply 20 to 30 million years earlier. It may seem historic, but by the requirements of the stars, he is a child – for reference, our sun is 150 times older. […]

Exoplanet Orbits Star once a week; Is bombed by flares

About 32 light years from Earth, practically in our backyard, is a young dramatic star named AU Microscopii or AU Mic. This star is only 20 to 30 million years old. It may seem old, but according to the stars, it is a baby – for reference, our sun is 150 times older. The orbit […]

This exoplanet revolves around its star once a week and is bombarded with flares

About 32 light years from Earth, practically in our backyard, is a young dramatic star named AU Microscopii or AU Mic. This star is only 20 to 30 million years old. It may seem old, but according to the stars, it is a baby – for reference, our sun is 150 times older. The orbit […]