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Exoplanet Discovered Thanks To Its Orbit Around A Bright Star
2014-01-23 04:41:44

An international group of astronomers has discovered a new, roughly Neptune-sized exoplanet orbiting the brightest star in a binary system more than 400 light years from Earth, according to a study appearing in the most recent edition of The Astrophysical Journal.

More Than 1,000 Exoplanets Have Been Discovered Since 1992
2013-10-25 14:17:10

The search for extra-terrestrial planets has been ongoing for at least the past 21 years. Since the early days of exoplanet hunting, the number of such planets identified by scientists has pushed beyond a thousand, thanks largely to the advent of high-tech space observatories, such as the Kepler Space Telescope.

Amateur Astronomers Could Be NASA's New Hope For Planet Hunting
2013-09-05 14:16:35

NASA's Open Source Differential Photometry Code for Amateur Astronomy Research (OSCAAR) program will allow amateur astronomers to help the space agency hunt down exoplanets.

Unexpected And Exotic Characteristics Of Hot Jupiters
2013-08-19 04:42:11

The number of exoplanets discovered by astronomers since the beginning of the Space Age some five decades ago suggests there are possibly over 100 billion such worlds outside our solar system, according to one Caltech astronomer involved with NASA’s Kepler mission.

Low-Budget Ground Telescope Pinpoints Gas Giant Exoplanet
2013-06-04 13:45:19

Scientists announced during the American Astronomical Society’s national meeting in Indianapolis this week that they have discovered a hot Saturn-like planet in another solar system 700 light-years away.

2013 Carl Sagan Fellowships Selected By NASA
2013-04-10 05:06:08

NASA has selected five planet hunters to receive the 2013 Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowships. The fellowship, named for the late astronomer, was created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.

Project 1640 Imaging System Allows Astronomers To See Distant Exoplanets
2013-03-13 21:39:14

Using a state-of-the-art telescopic imaging system, astronomers are now able to see planets that orbit distant stars, known as exoplanets, more easily and in greater detail.


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