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transiting super-earth
2014-12-02 04:14:14

An international group of astronomers is the first to measure the passing of a super-Earth exoplanet in front of a bright, nearby Sun-like star using a ground based telescope.

Mysteries Of Nearby Planetary System's Dynamics Are Now Solved
2014-04-22 12:33:58

Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved

Diamond Planet Not So Precious After All
2013-10-09 04:42:18

What was believed to be the first-ever discovered planet to be comprised largely of diamond most likely does not have a high content of the precious mineral after all.

Diamond Planet
2012-10-11 12:25:19

One nearby super-Earth planet could have a lot more "bling" on it than our planet, because astronomers say it maybe a diamond planet.

Image 1 - Light Of Alien 'Super-Earth' Detected By Spitzer
2012-05-08 14:44:36

Light from a "super-Earth" planet that lies beyond our solar system has been detected for the first time by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Earth Siblings Can Be Different
2012-02-24 04:34:11

The study of the photospheric stellar abundances of the planet-host stars is the key to understanding how protoplanets form, as well as which protoplanetary clouds evolve planets and which do not.

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2011-07-19 13:39:53

A group of astronomers recently spotted an exoplanetary eclipse of a star to reveal a "super-Earth."

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2011-04-29 08:55:42

An international team of astronomers have revealed details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet that would make the planet Pandora in the movie Avatar pale in comparison.

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2010-05-24 14:28:22

Astronomers are reporting today the discovery of a planetary system way out of tilt, where the orbits of two planets are at a steep angle to each other.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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