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There is perhaps no field of astronomical research that more captivates our attention than the search for planets outside our solar system. In the last two decades the planet hunting community has exploded, with hundreds of new planets and planet candidates emerging each year.
Scientists working with NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope have found that exoplanets known as hot Jupiters are not all alike and appear to have a wide range of climates.
An international team of astronomers have uncovered a clever new way of studying the atmosphere of an exoplanet in more detail.
Astronomers claim to have discovered an exoplanet that is the most similar to Earth in terms of mass than any previously discovered.
Astronomers have found a triple system of super-Earths around the star HD 40307. Their findings imply that one out of three solar-like stars harbor such planets.
An international team of astronomers that includes Steve Kawaler of Iowa State University has announced the first discovery of a planet orbiting a star near the end of its life.
New measurements for three planets outside our solar system indicate their temperatures remain fairly constant â€“ and blazing hot â€“ from day to night, even though it is likely one side of each planet always faces its sun and the other is in permanent darkness.
COROT is expected to greatly enlarge the number of known exoplanets during its two-year mission and provide the first detection of rocky planets, perhaps just a few times the mass of the Earth.
Pegasus (the winged horse) Constellation -- Location: Visible in both Hemispheres Coordinates: Right Ascension: 22h; Declination: +20; Source: Greek mythology Pegasus, the winged horse, was the son of Poseidon and Medusa. Medusa had been one of three beautiful sisters. Athena was angered that Medusa met with Poseidon in one of her temples. She changed Medusa into a terrible monster. Zeus kept Pegasus out of the world to placate Athena. Pegasus (and the warrior Chrysaor) sprang from...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.