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    The weather on alien worlds: astrophysicists prepare forecasts for planets beyond our solar system

    Astrophysicists have uncovered evidence of daily weather cycles on six extra-solar planets seen to exhibit different phases.

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  • KEPLER IN THE NEWS


    Kepler's Six Years In Science (and Counting): By The Numbers

    NASA's Kepler spacecraft began hunting for planets outside our solar system on May 12, 2009.

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    Spitzer spots planet deep within our galaxy

    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with a telescope on the ground to find a remote gas planet about 13,000 light-years away, making it one of the most distant planets known.

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    Four-fathers: New exoplanet discovery part of a quadruple-star system

    Astronomers have discovered the second known case of a planet residing in a quadruple star system. The planet was known before, but was thought to have only three stars, not four.

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    Super-Saturn: astronomers find a massive ring system around an exoplanet

    Astronomers, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn.

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  • KEPLER IN THE NEWS


    New discovery hints at possibility of (really) ancient Earths

    Astronomers looking through Kepler data have found five Earth-size planets orbiting a star that's almost as old as the universe.

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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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    Eyes on Exoplanets

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  • 2015-05-12-weather-on-exoplanets

    The weather on alien worlds: astrophysicists prepare forecasts for planets beyond our solar system

  • Pia18904_ip

    Kepler's Six Years In Science (and Counting): By The Numbers

  • Spitzerdeepslide

    Spitzer spots planet deep within our galaxy

  • Quadslide

    Four-fathers: New exoplanet discovery part of a quadruple-star system

  • Rings

    Super-Saturn: astronomers find a massive ring system around an exoplanet

  • Ancientslide

    New discovery hints at possibility of (really) ancient Earths

  • Posterslide

    Exoplanet Travel Bureau

  • Kepler1k

    1k for Kepler

  • Detectiveslide

    Cosmic crowdsourcing project marks millionth potential disk-overy

  • Eox-ad-2

    Eyes on Exoplanets

NEWS


  • 2015-05-12-weather-on-exoplanets

    May 13, 2015

    The weather on alien worlds: astrophysicists prepare forecasts for planets beyond our solar system

    Astrophysicists have uncovered evidence of daily weather cycles on six extra-solar planets seen to exhibit different phases.

    › read article

  • Pia18904_ip

    May 12, 2015

    Kepler's Six Years In Science (and Counting): By The Numbers

    NASA's Kepler spacecraft began hunting for planets outside our solar system on May 12, 2009.

    › read article

  • Astrobio_award

    April 21, 2015

    NASA’s NExSS coalition to lead search for life on distant worlds

    NASA is bringing together experts spanning a variety of scientific fields for an unprecedented initiative dedicated to the search for life on planets outside our solar system.

    › read article

  • Pia19333_ip

    April 14, 2015

    Spitzer spots planet deep within our galaxy

    NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has teamed up with a telescope on the ground to find a remote gas planet about 13,000 light-years away, making it one of the most distant planets known.

    › read article

  • Pia18926_ip

    March 04, 2015

    Four-fathers: New exoplanet discovery part of a quadruple-star system

    Astronomers have discovered the second known case of a planet residing in a quadruple star system. The planet was known before, but was thought to have only three stars, not four.

    › read article

  • Fea-j1407_ronmiller_2015

    January 28, 2015

    Super-Saturn: astronomers find a massive ring system around an exoplanet

    Astronomers, have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn.

    › read article

  • Qsz0

    January 27, 2015

    New discovery hints at possibility of (really) ancient Earths

    Astronomers looking through Kepler data have found five Earth-size planets orbiting a star that's almost as old as the universe.

    › read article

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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
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