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The Hunt For Extraterrestrial Life On Cloudy Extra-Solar Planets
2013-09-26 11:05:19

An international research team has created a map of the clouds that ensconce Kepler 7b, a distant planet outside our solar system. The studies' researchers said their findings are a step forward in determining which planets outside the solar system can host life.

Wind And Clouds Play An Important Role In Hot Jupiter Atmospheres
2013-07-05 05:27:23

Astronomers studying eight exoplanets falling into the "hot-Jupiter" class suggest winds and clouds play an important role in the atmospheric make up of these exotic planets.

Electrifying Exoplanets With Stellar Winds
2013-06-04 11:10:37

When scientists began seeking out planets outside of our solar system, they anticipated seeing systems much like our own.

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.

Two Hot Jupiters Found In The Beehive Cluster
2012-09-15 05:07:48

According to NASA-funded astronomers, planets can indeed form in dense stellar environments. This evidence comes from the recent discovery of planets that were observed orbiting sun-like stars in a crowded cluster of stars.

Kepler-30 Distant Solar System Similar To Our Own
2012-07-26 06:01:50

Astronomers have used NASA's Kepler to help spot another planetary system that has its planet neatly aligned, similar to our own Solar System.

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2011-12-03 12:30:51

The discovery is the largest collection of confirmed planets around stars more massive than the sun.

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2010-12-08 14:04:37

A team led by a former postdoctoral researcher in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics, recently measured the first-ever planetary atmosphere that is substantially enriched in carbon.

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2010-01-04 12:25:00

NASA's Kepler space telescope, designed to find Earth-size planets in the habitable zone of sun-like stars, has discovered its first five new exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system.

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2009-03-05 15:01:26

When NASA's Kepler telescope rockets into the night sky on Friday, March 6, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, two University of California, Berkeley, astronomers - key members of the Kepler team - will be watching its fading contrail, hoping that the telescope will reveal Earth's and humanity's place in the universe.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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