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“Exoplanet”

Jan 25, 2016 07:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
An orphan planet free-floating in space more than 100 light-years from Earth may have a parent star after all, though the relationship could hardly be considered close.
Jan 20, 2016 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Are there Earth-like planets in a neighboring star system?
Dec 30, 2015 01:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have found compelling evidence that the dust-free gaps surrounding young stars are caused by massive exoplanets.
Dec 29, 2015 02:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This year has been filled with weird space stories, here are some of our favorites.
Dec 28, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Jesse Emspak, Space.com
How low can you go? Astronomers have found a star with an incredibly low concentration of heavy elements that still has a sizable planet around it — the most metal-poor star ever discovered with an orbiting, rocky planet.
Dec 16, 2015 01:29 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A little statistics knowledge suggests we may be way underestimating a typical alien's stature.
Dec 14, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
When it comes to studying planets beyond the solar system, more is indeed merrier, especially when the results clear up a long-standing mystery.
Dec 2, 2015 05:51 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A massive planet orbiting about 650 times farther from its parent star than Earth circles the sun appears to have been booted into the outskirts, a graphic illustration of what may have happened to our solar system’s early family.
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