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2010-05-20 09:40:00

The hottest known planet in the Milky Way galaxy may also be its shortest-lived world.

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2010-04-13 10:10:00

Astronomers have discovered nine new transiting exoplanets, some of which were found to orbit in the opposite direction as their host stars.

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2010-03-17 13:15:00

Combining observations from the CoRoT satellite and the ESO HARPS instrument, astronomers have discovered the first “normal” exoplanet that can be studied in great detail.

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2010-02-24 14:20:00

An international group of astrophysicists has determined that a massive planet outside our Solar System is being distorted and destroyed by its host star – a finding that helps explain the unexpectedly large size of the planet, WASP-12b.

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2010-02-03 13:36:40

NASA astronomers have successfully demonstrated that a David of a telescope can tackle Goliath-size questions in the quest to study Earth-like planets around other stars.

2010-01-06 15:44:00

GREENBELT, Md., Jan.

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2009-10-22 09:50:00

This week, Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special issue devoted to the early results obtained with the CoRoT space mission.

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2009-10-20 13:05:00

Peering far beyond our solar system, NASA researchers have detected the basic chemistry for life in a second hot gas planet, advancing astronomers toward the goal of being able to characterize planets where life could exist.

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2009-09-16 05:45:00

The longest set of HARPS measurements ever made has firmly established the nature of the smallest and fastest-orbiting exoplanet known, CoRoT-7b, revealing its mass as five times that of Earth's.

2009-08-27 14:23:08

British scientists are trying to determine why a Jupiter-style planet orbiting close to its sun has not spiraled into the star and burned up. Wasp-18b is so close to the star Wasp-18 that it completes its orbit in less than an Earth-length day, astrophysicists at Keele University in Staffordshire say.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.