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For the first time, astronomers have directly observed a planet in the making.
Ripple patterns in the dust around young stars may show off where giant planets are lurking.
In the search for Earth-like worlds beyond the solar system, Kepler-438b seems to have it all. Alas, its angry star is a poor host for any potential lifeforms.
A windy day on HD 189733b is nothing to take lightly.
A pale blue dot may not be the only hint of life beyond the solar system. New research suggests astronomers pay attention to pale orange worlds as well, since they may resemble what Earth looked like earlier in its history.
Astronomers have found a rocky planet orbiting a small star that is within easy telescope views from Earth.
The SETI Institute has used a powerful radio array to 'listen' to KIC 8462852 -- but no artificial signals have been detected.
Recent observations of the gaps in protoplanetary disks surrounding nearby young stars may not be 'proof' of the formation of exoplanets.
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