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Hot Jupiter Planets: Any Way The Wind Blows

    Hot Jupiter Planets: Any Way The Wind Blows By Judith E Braffman-Miller A generation ago, planet-hunting astronomers discovered the first exoplanets in orbit around distant stars beyond our own Sun–and these new discoveries have since provided a treasure chest filled with remarkable brave new worlds for scientists to ponder. Some of these remote planets show an almost eerie…

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A Distant Warm Neptune’s Surprising Atmosphere

A Distant Warm Neptune’s Surprising Atmosphere By Judith E Braffman-Miller The weird, wonderful worlds that exist in the distant families of stars beyond our Sun, have presented more than a few bewitching, bewildering, and bothersome surprises for planet-hunting astronomers to solve. While the discovery of new exoplanets occurs on an almost daily basis today, it was only a generation ago…

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The Sinister Story Of Our Sun’s Evil Twin

The Sinister Story Of Our Sun’s Evil Twin By Judith E Braffman-Miller Dwelling in our Milky Way Galaxy, about 300 light-years away, there is a small star named HIP68468. This little star is so much like our own Sun that it is often referred to as its “twin”–but if HIP68468 is our own Star’s twin, it is an evil one…

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