Posts Tagged ‘exoplanet’

Kepler, Urchins, and Crows—Oh, My!

Friday, February 28th, 2014
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Eye-catching science headlines this week include new Kepler finds, sea urchins and ecosystem functions, and everyone’s favorite—crow videos.

Kepler Beyond Repair

Friday, August 16th, 2013
Artist rendering of Kepler. Illustration Credit: Detlev van Ravenswaay, Picture Press/Getty Images.

Kepler is Beyond Repair

Clingy Gas Giants

Thursday, July 11th, 2013
exoplanet, extrasolar planet, orbit, super earth, gas giant, habitable zone, solar system, gemini, parent star, clingy, neptune, uranus, planet finding campaign, HR 8799

A specific type of planet has proven elusive: a planet orbiting at a considerable distance from its parent star.

Exoplanet or White Dwarf

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
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When is an exoplanet not an exoplanet? When it’s a white dwarf…

Kepler 22b – Habitable?

Monday, December 5th, 2011
Planet_Kepler-22b

Today NASA confirmed the first exoplanet in the habitable zone.

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