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“Extrasolar Planets”

Aug 30, 2015 03:04 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
A mathematical way to describe chaotic systems uses a simple numerical scale to show if things might fly out of control.
Aug 27, 2015 12:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As astronomical techniques become more advanced, a team of astrophysicists think they will be able to not only detect the signatures of alien life in exoplanetary atmospheres, but also track its relentless spread throughout the galaxy.
Aug 19, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have long puzzled over how gas planets like Jupiter and Saturn got to be so big -- now they think pebbles may be the answer.
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.
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