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Nov 13, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Irene Klotz
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.
Nov 14, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A windy day on HD 189733b is nothing to take lightly.
Nov 5, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A solar storm that missed Earth but smashed into Mars last March dramatically confirmed long-held suspicions that the sun is blasting away the Martian atmosphere, and doing so at a rate that will leave the planet airless in another couple of billion years, if not sooner.
Oct 8, 2015 02:28 PM ET // Jason Major
A tiny frozen world three billion miles away from the sun isn't the place where you might expect to find a brilliant blue sky, but that's exactly what NASA's New Horizons team has discovered on far-off Pluto. Continue reading →
Aug 25, 2015 01:43 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
If funded, the tiny Twinkle telescope will look at the atmospheres of close alien planets, including 'super-Earths.'
May 13, 2015 08:06 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
By tracking the phases of six exoplanets, astronomers have tracked their daily weather cycles for the first time.
Oct 22, 2014 03:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It's as if Titan is getting festive for Hallowe'en -- astronomers have detected a ghostly glow around the the north and south poles of the Saturnian moon that had previously gone undetected. Continue reading →
Jun 23, 2014 06:56 PM ET // Jason Major
Mars' dusty atmosphere has surprised scientists. Continue reading →
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