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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 →
Sep 30, 2014 11:59 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
A nearby star is not acting its age, thanks to the influence of a massive exoplanet.
Sep 25, 2014 07:30 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
A Neptune-size planet beyond the solar system has telltale traces of water vapor in its atmosphere, making it the smallest exoplanet known to have the wet stuff yet, scientists say.
Sep 17, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Exoplanet hunters have just made it easier to identify alien Venuses, in the hopes that doing so will lead to the discovery of more alien Earths.
Aug 6, 2014 06:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Seeking out alien biosignatures in exoplanetary atmospheres will be a key priority for the next generation of space telescopes. Continue reading →
Aug 4, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
'We used to look up in the sky and wonder at our place in the stars. Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.' -- Matthew McConaughey Continue reading →
Jul 30, 2014 01:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A double star system with misaligned protoplanetary disks around 450 light-years from Earth has been discovered, potentially explaining why some exoplanet orbits can be wildly eccentric. Continue reading →
Jul 25, 2014 06:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have teamed up to precisely measure one exoplanet's vital statistics -- from 300 light-years away. Continue reading →
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