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Feb 3, 2016 01:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have found a protoplanetary disk surrounding a young star with a rather chilly secret.
Jan 25, 2016 07:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
An orphan planet free-floating in space more than 100 light-years from Earth may have a parent star after all, though the relationship could hardly be considered close.
Jan 8, 2016 05:00 PM ET // Mark Thompson
Often overlooked, Uranus, one of the solar system's 'ice giants,' can prove a challenging, but worthwhile target for amateur astronomers this month.
Dec 14, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
When it comes to studying planets beyond the solar system, more is indeed merrier, especially when the results clear up a long-standing mystery.
Nov 14, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
A windy day on HD 189733b is nothing to take lightly.
Oct 13, 2015 04:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
After creating 2 maps of Jupiter's dynamic atmosphere, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope saw some interesting detail they they can't immediately explain.
Oct 8, 2015 06:46 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There's something strange going on inside the protoplanetary disk of a nearby star and astronomers are at a loss to explain what it means.
Oct 2, 2015 04:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Red dwarf stars may be able to support habitable exoplanets after all -- through complex tidal interactions between star and planet, global magnetic fields could evolve, protecting hypothetical life forms from the red dwarfs' ferocious nature.
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