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This image shows the star VB 10 moving across the sky over a period of nine years. Astronomers nabbed a planet circling this star using a method called astrometry -- the first successful application of the method to planet hunting.
This image shows the star VB 10 moving across the sky over a period of nine years. Astronomers nabbed a planet circling this star using a method called astrometry -- the first successful application of the method to planet hunting.

How to Find a Tiny Wobble in a Zippy Star

This image shows the star VB 10 moving across the sky over a period of nine years. Astronomers nabbed a planet circling this star using a method called astrometry -- the first successful application of the method to planet hunting.

Target: VB 10
Mission: PlanetQuest
ID#: PIA12013
Added: 2009-05-28

Views: 3479

How to Find a Tiny Wobble in a Zippy Star

This image shows the star VB 10 moving across the sky over a period of nine years. Astronomers nabbed a planet circling this star using a method called astrometry -- the first successful application of the method to planet hunting.

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This artist's concept takes us on a journey to 55 Cancri, a star with a family of five known planets - the most planets discovered so far around a star besides our own.
This artist's concept takes us on a journey to 55 Cancri, a star with a family of five known planets - the most planets discovered so far around a star besides our own.

Journey to a Star Rich with Planets (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept takes us on a journey to 55 Cancri, a star with a family of five known planets - the most planets discovered so far around a star besides our own.

Target: 55 Cancri
Mission: PlanetQuest
ID#: PIA10109
Added: 2007-11-06

Views: 3536

Journey to a Star Rich with Planets (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept takes us on a journey to 55 Cancri, a star with a family of five known planets - the most planets discovered so far around a star besides our own.

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This artist's concept shows four of the five planets that orbit 55 Cancri, a star much like our own. The most recently discovered planet, and the fourth out from the star, looms large in the foreground.
This artist's concept shows four of the five planets that orbit 55 Cancri, a star much like our own. The most recently discovered planet, and the fourth out from the star, looms large in the foreground.

Plentiful Planetary System (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept shows four of the five planets that orbit 55 Cancri, a star much like our own. The most recently discovered planet, and the fourth out from the star, looms large in the foreground.

Target: 55 Cancri
Mission: PlanetQuest
ID#: PIA10108
Added: 2007-11-06

Views: 4537

Plentiful Planetary System (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept shows four of the five planets that orbit 55 Cancri, a star much like our own. The most recently discovered planet, and the fourth out from the star, looms large in the foreground.

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This artist's concept illustrates two planetary systems -- 55 Cancri (top) and our own. Blue lines show the orbits of planets, including the dwarf planet Pluto in our solar system.
This artist's concept illustrates two planetary systems -- 55 Cancri (top) and our own. Blue lines show the orbits of planets, including the dwarf planet Pluto in our solar system.

Our Solar System's Cousin? (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept illustrates two planetary systems -- 55 Cancri (top) and our own. Blue lines show the orbits of planets, including the dwarf planet Pluto in our solar system.

Target: 55 Cancri
Mission: PlanetQuest
ID#: PIA10107
Added: 2007-11-06

Views: 4863

Our Solar System's Cousin? (Artist Concept)

This artist's concept illustrates two planetary systems -- 55 Cancri (top) and our own. Blue lines show the orbits of planets, including the dwarf planet Pluto in our solar system.

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This plot tells astronomers that a fifth planet is in orbit around the star 55 Cancri, making the star the record-holder for hosting the most known exoplanets.
This plot tells astronomers that a fifth planet is in orbit around the star 55 Cancri, making the star the record-holder for hosting the most known exoplanets.

Wave of a Planet

This plot tells astronomers that a fifth planet is in orbit around the star 55 Cancri, making the star the record-holder for hosting the most known exoplanets.

Target: 55 Cancri
Mission: PlanetQuest
ID#: PIA10106
Added: 2007-11-06

Views: 3225

Wave of a Planet

This plot tells astronomers that a fifth planet is in orbit around the star 55 Cancri, making the star the record-holder for hosting the most known exoplanets.

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Artist's concept of the current mission configuration of NASA's SIM PlanetQuest.
Artist's concept of the current mission configuration of NASA's SIM PlanetQuest.

Artist's concept of SIM PlanetQuest (Artist Concept)

Artist's concept of the current mission configuration of NASA's SIM PlanetQuest.

Mission: SIM PlanetQuest
Spacecraft: SIM
ID#: PIA04248
Added: 2002-12-21

Views: 1882

Artist's concept of SIM PlanetQuest (Artist Concept)

Artist's concept of the current mission configuration of NASA's SIM PlanetQuest.

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