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2014-07-24 07:35:40

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun -- and have come up nearly dry.

2013-12-03 23:02:08

A census of planets outside our solar system pierces the haze surrounding five "hot Jupiters" to find conclusive signs of atmospheric water. College

Five Alien Worlds With Water Detected By Hubble Space Telescope
2013-12-03 14:19:52

Two teams of scientists have discovered faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five exoplanets. This is the first study to conclusively measure and compare the profiles and intensities of these signatures on multiple worlds.

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2011-04-18 09:40:00

Jupiter-like worlds around other stars push shock waves ahead of them, according to a team of UK astronomers.

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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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2009-08-12 15:30:00

A team of scientists has found a new planet which orbits the wrong way around its host star.

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2008-04-01 14:25:00

An international team of astronomers has found 10 new “extra solar” planets, planets that orbit stars other than our sun.


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