Tag: planet

Tale of the Shepherd Planets

Until recently, the search for planets beyond our solar system was a matter of calculating the odds and laying out theories of solar system formation....

Oxford Sparks: Rogue Planet

[Doorbell rings] Welcome to your interactive guide to the planets. [Fanfare] Please select your planet guide. So, you picked me! Everybody always wants the giant...

Small families, small planet

Hi. So you don’t really know anything about what’s happening here, do you? No. No idea. We’ll start with this: How much of the world’s...

NASA Finds Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

Researchers have discovered the most similar planet yet to Earth, 1,400 light-years away. Kepler 452b orbits its star in 385 days, just 20 days longer...

Seeing the Formation of Planets

Planets begin as dense knots in clouds of dust swirling around a young star. But how do they go from something like this, to something...