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Hot Jupiters More Nuanced Than Expected
2013-05-07 10:16:25

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.

Two Giant Planets, Companion Star Discovered In Known Planetary System
2013-01-25 09:56:36

Astronomers discovered that the HAT-P-7 planetary system includes at least two giant planets and one companion star.

Exoplanet Gets Partially Evaporated By Host Star
2012-06-28 14:21:08

Astronomers have observed one planet in another solar system, similar to Jupiter, giving off a powerful burst of evaporation after passing by its parent star.

Exoplanet's Atmosphere Unveiled Through New Observing Technique
2012-06-27 13:04:31

An international team of astronomers have uncovered a clever new way of studying the atmosphere of an exoplanet in more detail.

Earth-like Planets May Be Scarce In Systems With Hot Jupiters
2012-05-08 12:54:38

Solar systems that have “hot Jupiter-type” planets closely orbiting host stars likely do not have Earth-like planets neighboring them.

Forming Planet Captured By Astronomer
2011-10-20 10:34:22

A University of Hawaii astronomer is credited with capturing the first direct image of a planet in the process of being formed around its star.

Distant Planet Blasted With X-rays From Nearby Star
2011-09-14 05:56:33

A nearby star is pummeling a companion planet with a barrage of X-rays 100,000 times more intense than the Earth receives from the sun.

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2011-06-15 05:20:00

The French-led CoRoT satellite has found ten new planets outside our Solar System.

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2011-05-12 09:55:00

Scientists said on Wednesday the majority of the 500 planets detected around stars besides the Sun appear to spin the same way the star does.


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