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Dec 18, 2014 06:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler space telescope has detected its first new extrasolar planet after mission engineers were able to save the mission from a premature death after two of the exoplanet hunter's four stabilizing reaction wheels failed last year.
Dec 15, 2014 04:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have detected a huge array of exoplanets of different sizes -- now we are on the verge of detecting worlds of different shapes.
Dec 11, 2014 05:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, a computer simulation has shown that, in theory, habitable binary planets can exist -- what would this mean for the evolution of alien life?
Dec 3, 2014 03:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Dust gets everywhere, particularly around young stars. But when it comes to the presence of dust in their interplanetary environments, many mature sun-like stars are very house-proud. Continue reading →
Nov 20, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A strange flow of charged hydrogen atoms around an exoplanet turns out to be stellar winds from its parent star.
Nov 3, 2014 01:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The glow of starlight bouncing off interstellar dust grains have been surveyed for the first time, highlighting a possible complication for the search for habitable exoplanets. Continue reading →
Oct 22, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet.
Oct 15, 2014 01:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have announced the discovery of an exoplanet that they believe could resemble our solar system's 'ice giants' Uranus or Neptune. Continue reading →
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