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Stardust Found In Distant Planetary Systems
2011-09-29 08:04:40

Astronomers of the University Jena find a stardust belt in extra-solar planetary systems.

Image 1 - Kepler Discovers First Ever Circumbinary Planet
2011-09-15 13:01:09

NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered a new planet that orbits around a pair of low-mass stars, not unlike the fictional world of Tatooine from the Star Wars universe.

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2011-08-11 12:00:00

Astronomers said on Thursday that they have discovered the darkest known exoplanet they say is the size of Jupiter.

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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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2009-08-06 18:20:00

NASA's new exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope has detected the atmosphere of a known giant gas planet, demonstrating the telescope's extraordinary scientific capabilities. The discovery will be published Friday in the journal Science.

2009-05-28 14:28:51

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2009-04-16 12:20:00

NASA's Kepler mission has taken its first images of the star-rich sky where it will soon begin hunting for planets like Earth.

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2008-01-18 12:30:00

A University of Florida-led sky survey that may double the number of known planets outside the solar system is part of a major new survey program announced today at the American Astronomical Society’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

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2007-07-11 12:10:00

Astronomers who used powerful telescopes in Arizona and Chile in a survey for planets around nearby stars have discovered that extrasolar planets more massive than Jupiter are extremely rare in other outer solar systems.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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