Posts Tagged ‘exoplanets’

A Kindred World Around a Red Star

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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NASA’s Kepler Mission has discovered an Earth-sized world in its star’s habitable zone

No Drought in the Galaxy

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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Watery worlds beyond Earth…

Do Super-Earths Look Like Earth?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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How watery are Earth-like exoplanets?

A New View of Distant Worlds

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
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The Gemini Project is able to image exoplanets and collect data on their atmospheres.

Diamond Planets

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Could there really be planets made of diamonds?

Billions of Earths?

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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Kepler’s discoveries point to billions of Earth-like planets in our galaxy alone.

1,000 Exoplanets

Monday, October 28th, 2013
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Are astronomers breaking out the champagne and celebrating the 1,000th exoplanet discovery?

Universe Update, October 2013

Monday, October 21st, 2013
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Here’s a brief run-down of our favorite astronomy stories from the past month.

Hot Jupiters

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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What can hot Jupiters tell us about the diversity of planets in our universe?

Dust Traps

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
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To date, we have discovered 865 confirmed exoplanets orbiting distant stars. But a great mystery remains: how do these planets form?

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