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2014-03-04 12:04:51

A team of astronomers from the UK and Chile have discovered three new planets classified as Super Earths, which are part of a group of eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars.

Three Habitable Super-Earths Discovered In Multi-Planetary Star System
2013-06-25 10:50:04

Astronomers have discovered a record-breaking planetary system with at least six planets orbiting its host star, of which three are super-earths and lie within the habitable zone.

Two New Exoplanets Confirmed
2013-04-30 05:08:49

The newest addition to our planet-hunting arsenal, the HARPS spectrograph, has characterized two new worlds. Planets KOI-200 b and KOI-889 b are Jupiter-like planets that orbit very close to their host stars.

Goldilocks Zone Serves Up Another Super Earth
2012-11-09 05:00:30

A new, habitable super-Earth has been discovered by astronomers orbiting a dwarf star just 42 light years away. The new super-Earth is in the habitable zone, where liquid water and a stable atmosphere could be found on the planet.

New Insights Into Planet Formation
2012-08-17 05:04:24

An international team of researchers argues that metals like Magnesium might have an important role to play in the formation of low mass planets.

Earth-Like Planets Very Common In Red Dwarf Systems
2012-03-28 10:44:51

The astronomers from that European Space Observatory have helped reveal that rocky planets not much bigger than Earth are very common in the habitable zone around faint red stars.

Leading Exoplanet Hunters Awarded Science Prize
2012-02-06 04:00:09

World-renowned Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz of the Geneva Observatory have been awarded the 2011 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences for their work on exoplanets.

Image 1 - HARPS Finds Fifty New Exoplanets
2011-09-12 12:45:58

Astronomers using ESO’s world-leading exoplanet hunter HARPS have today announced a rich haul of more than 50 new exoplanets, including 16 super-Earths, one of which orbits at the edge of the habitable zone of its star.

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2011-08-24 15:03:54

A team of scientists at Germany’s Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy has discovered a potentially habitable planet about 3.6 times as massive of Earth orbiting the star HD 85512, roughly 36.23 light years away.

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2011-05-16 12:15:00

Scientists said on Monday that a rocky planet outside our solar system is the first to meet key requirements for sustaining life.