Team Including TSU Astronomers Discover Planetary System Much Closer to Earth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – A team of astronomers using ground-based telescopes in Arizona, California, and Hawaii recently discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star that is only 54 light-years away from our solar system. All three of its planets orbit their star at a distance closer than Mercury orbits the Sun, completing … Continue reading Team Including TSU Astronomers Discover Planetary System Much Closer to Earth

TSU Astronomer Part of Team that Discovers Planet with Eccentric Orbit

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University’s Dr. Gregory Henry is part of a team of astronomers who have discovered an extrasolar planet scientists say has the most eccentric orbit ever seen. The new planet is referred to as HD 20782 b and is about 117 light-years from Earth. It appears “elliptical or … Continue reading TSU Astronomer Part of Team that Discovers Planet with Eccentric Orbit

Using Hubble Space Telescope, Team Including TSU Astronomers Develop Most Detailed Exoplanet Weather Map

When it comes to understanding the stars and galaxies, scientists at Tennessee State University continue to play key roles in major discoveries and breakthroughs. Just this week, TSU astronomers Gregory Henry and Michael Williamson were part of a team of astronomers…