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Image 1 - Bounty Of Failed Stars Found By Astronomers
2011-10-12 03:46:58

A University of Toronto-led team of astronomers has discovered over two dozen new free-floating brown dwarfs, including a lightweight youngster only about six times heftier than Jupiter, that reside in two young star clusters.

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2008-09-15 18:35:00

A Canadian team of scientists have made an unprecedented discovery: an image of a planet outside of Earth’s Solar System which appears to be circling a star like the sun.

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2006-08-04 12:12:26

The cast of exoplanets has an extraordinary new member. Using ESO's telescopes, astronomers have discovered an approximately seven-Jupiter-mass companion to an object that is itself only twice as hefty.

2006-06-05 14:27:29

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Too lightweight to be stars but bigger than most planets, a handful of hot young free-floating objects have the raw materials to make their own mini-planetary systems, astronomers reported on Monday.

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2006-06-05 14:25:00

Too lightweight to be stars but bigger than most planets, a handful of hot young free-floating objects have the raw materials to make their own mini-planetary systems, astronomers reported on Monday.


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