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2014-07-04 04:31:19

Astronomers have located a new terrestrial planet in a binary star system located roughly 3,000 light-years from Earth, according to new research appearing in the July 4 edition of the journal Science.

2012-10-03 23:02:54

The new MyBloodWorks blog features tips, screenshots, walkthroughs and more, and starting on October 4, creator Glen Ogle will be taking blog visitors on a step-by-step tour of the app.

Image 1 - Microlensing Survey Finds A Multitude Of Planets
2012-01-12 03:54:16

An international team, including three astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), has used the technique of gravitational microlensing to measure how common planets are in the Milky Way.

2011-05-18 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers, including a NASA-funded team member, have discovered a new class of Jupiter-sized planets floating alone in the dark of space, away from the light of a star.

2009-01-27 13:08:43

A New Zealand man said he discovered personal information on U.S.

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2009-01-14 15:50:41

Two independent groups have simultaneously made the first-ever ground-based detection of extrasolar planets thermal emissions.

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2008-12-04 08:00:00

Three undergraduate students have discovered an extrasolar planet. The extraordinary find, which turned up during their research project, is about five times as massive as Jupiter.

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2008-06-02 13:40:00

An international team of astronomers has discovered an extra-solar planet of about three Earth masses orbiting a star with a mass so low that its core may not be large enough to maintain nuclear reactions.

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2008-02-14 13:35:00

An international team of astronomers has discovered two planets that resemble smaller versions of Jupiter and Saturn in a solar system nearly 5,000 light years away. The find suggests that our galaxy hosts many planetary systems like our own.

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2006-08-08 12:50:00

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has for the first time identified the parent star of a distant planet discovered through gravitational microlensing. Microlensing occurs when a foreground star amplifies the light of a background star.


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