Skepticism grows over whether the first known exomoon exists

New analyses of Kepler and Hubble data dig into evidence for Kepler 1625b’s satellite

exomoon

MOON MISS?  Astronomers revisited data used in detecting the first suspected moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system. Their results muddied the waters. This illustration shows what an Earth-like moon orbiting a Saturn-like planet might look like.

NASA

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Astronomy

From the Nature Index

Paid Content