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Jul 30, 2015 09:00 PM ET // AFP
Astronomers said Thursday they had found a planetary system with three super-Earths orbiting a bright, dwarf star -- one of them likely a volcanic world of molten rock.
Jul 29, 2015 03:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have detected an aurora erupting beyond the solar system, giving us a profound glimpse at the magnetism surrounding a brown dwarf, or 'failed star.'
Jul 15, 2015 12:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
You don't get to meet your double every day, but Jupiter and the sun share the same galaxy as their very own doppelgangers.
May 26, 2015 01:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The stellar runts of the galaxy probably aren't so great for nurturing Earth-like worlds, say scientists running new simulations of the formation of planets around a variety of stars.
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.
May 4, 2015 08:15 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star.
Apr 22, 2015 12:30 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Astronomers have detected an exoplanet's visible-light spectrum directly for the first time ever, a milestone that could help bring many other alien worlds into clearer focus down the road.
Apr 16, 2015 12:15 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
The iconic Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 this month, and getting the ball rolling on a life-hunting successor instrument would be a fitting birthday present, one prominent researcher argues.
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