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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.