“Awaiting Discovery” –Unseen Population of Jupiter-Like Planets Orbiting Nearby Sun-Like Stars

    There is an as-yet-unseen population of Jupiter-like planets orbiting nearby Sun-like stars, awaiting discovery by future missions like NASA’s WFIRST space telescope, according to new models of gas giant planet formation by observational astronomer Alan Boss, supported by a new Science paper on the surprising discovery of a gas giant planet orbiting a … Continue reading “Awaiting Discovery” –Unseen Population of Jupiter-Like Planets Orbiting Nearby Sun-Like Stars