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“Extrasolar Planets”

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 10, 2015 01:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Jupiter's Big Red Spot is the largest example of a long-lived storm in the solar system, but now it has some pretty stiff competition in another star system.
Nov 27, 2015 05:57 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A low-cost mission could soon be launched to directly observe the exoplanetary system in orbit around Alpha Centauri, one of the solar system's nearest stellar neighbors.
Nov 17, 2015 02:40 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Ripple patterns in the dust around young stars may show off where giant planets are lurking.
Nov 16, 2015 12:28 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
We could find small planets close to Earth using a new technique being tested on our own sun.
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