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  • TOP STORY


    LBTI hits the dusty trail of Earth-like planets

    The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer has completed its first study of dust in a star's habitable zone.

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    Exoplanet Travel Bureau

    Check out PlanetQuest's new exoplanet travel bureau!

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  • KEPLER IN THE NEWS


    1k for Kepler

    The galactic gold mine of Kepler data has yielded its 1,000th confirmed exoplanet discovery.

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    Cosmic crowdsourcing project marks millionth potential disk-overy

    In less than a year, citizen scientists using DiskDetective.org have logged 1 million classifications of potential debris disks and disks surrounding young stellar objects from WISE mission data.

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  • KEPLER IN THE NEWS


    K2's first find

    The reborn Kepler spacecraft has made its first exoplanet discovery of its new mission.

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  • ASTROBIOLOGY


    M-dwarf mirage

    New research has found that seemingly Earth-like planets around red dwarf stars may actually be lifeless worlds, torched early on by an extended and tumultuous birth.

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    Q&Alien: What's in an exoplanet name?

    Exoplanets can be pretty weird places, but do their names have to be so weird, too? Watch and learn how the scientific community determines and categorizes these unique planets.

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    Eyes on Exoplanets

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  • Lbtislide

    LBTI hits the dusty trail of Earth-like planets

  • Posterslide

    Exoplanet Travel Bureau

  • Kepler1k

    1k for Kepler

  • Detectiveslide

    Cosmic crowdsourcing project marks millionth potential disk-overy

  • K2slide

    K2's first find

  • Mirageslideshow

    M-dwarf mirage

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    Q&Alien: What's in an exoplanet name?

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    Eyes on Exoplanets

NEWS


  • Lbti20150120-16

    January 20, 2015

    LBTI hits the dusty trail of Earth-like planets

    The Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer has completed its first study of dust in a star's habitable zone.

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  • Kepler20150106-full

    January 06, 2015

    1k for Kepler

    The galactic gold mine of Kepler data has yielded its 1,000th confirmed exoplanet discovery.

    › read article

  • Hubble-16

    January 06, 2015

    Cosmic crowdsourcing project marks millionth potential disk-overy

    In less than a year, citizen scientists using DiskDetective.org have logged 1 million classifications of potential debris disks and disks surrounding young stellar objects from WISE mission data.

    › read article

  • K2

    December 18, 2014

    K2's first find

    The reborn Kepler spacecraft has made its first exoplanet discovery of its new mission.

    › read article

  • Mirageinner

    December 08, 2014

    M-dwarf mirage

    New research has found that seemingly Earth-like planets around red dwarf stars may actually be lifeless worlds, torched early on by an extended and tumultuous birth.

    › read article

  • Pia18901

    December 02, 2014

    Dust difficulties may be diminished

    Scientists have found that Sun-like stars aren't very dusty, improving outlook for finding exoplanets.

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  • Spitzer20141110-full

    November 17, 2014

    Hidden in a dust halo

    Researchers studying what appears to be a beefed-up version of our solar system have discovered that it is encased in a halo of fine dust.

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  • Calendarsmall

    November 06, 2014

    Strange schedule

    Astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet with a perplexing lack of punctuality, its orbital period changing significantly over a short period of time.

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  • Uranus_cloudscrop

    October 24, 2014

    Astronomers discover first "ice giant" exoplanet

    Using a planet-finding technique called gravitational microlensing, astronomers have discovered an "ice giant" exoplanet similar to Uranus in our own solar system.

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  • 14-226_0

    August 24, 2014

    Spitzer witnesses spectacular asteroid smashup

    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.

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