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Fifty new planets confirmed in machine learning first

Fifty potential planets have had their existence confirmed by a new machine learning algorithm developed by University of Warwick scientists.

Tue 25 Aug 2020, 09:43 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, Statistics, AI, planet, Sciences

Double dust ring test could spot migrating planets

New research by a team led by an astrophysicist at the University of Warwick has a way of finally telling whether newly forming planets are migrating within the disc of dust and gas that typically surrounds stars or whether they are simply staying put in the same orbit around the star.

Wed 17 Oct 2018, 10:22 | Tags: Physics, Astrophysics, research, planet, Sciences

Santa’s workshop could be on snowy moon

Santa’s winter workshop might be in space, as University of Warwick researchers are exploring whether snowy moons over a billion kilometres away from Earth are potentially habitable.


‘Monster’ planet discovery challenges formation theory

A giant planet – the existence of which was previously thought extremely unlikely – has been discovered by an international collaboration of astronomers, with the University of Warwick taking a leading role.