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    Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year

    Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year. Located beyond the "snow line" this planet may give clues about planetary migration.

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    On second thought...

    Gliese 581g was a really exciting exoplanet discovery -- now it turns out it wasn't a discovery at all. What's up with the disappearing exoplanets?

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    Blueprint to find life beyond Earth

    NASA panel discusses the future of finding an Earth-like exoplanet.

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    Blizzard world within a binary system

    A newly discovered planet in a binary star system located 3,000 light-years from Earth is expanding astronomers’ notions of where Earth-like—and even potentially habitable—planets can form, and how to find them.

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    A super close call

    A newly-discovered Super-Earth may be the closest planet to our own astronomers have found so far.

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  • KEPLER IN THE NEWS


    Mega-Earth messes with models

    A rocky exoplanet 17 times more massive than Earth has scientists confounded.

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    Astronomers discover death dance of doomed planets

    Two unlucky exoplanets are living on borrowed time.

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    Eyes on Exoplanets

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    Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year

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    On second thought...

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    Blueprint to find life beyond Earth

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    Blizzard world within a binary system

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    A super close call

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    Eyes on Exoplanets

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    July 22, 2014

    Transiting Exoplanet with Longest Known Year

    Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year. Located beyond the "snow line" this planet may give clues about planetary migration.

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    July 03, 2014

    Frozen world discovered in binary star system

    A newly discovered planet in a binary star system located 3,000 light-years from Earth is expanding astronomers’ notions of where Earth-like—and even potentially habitable—planets can form, and how to find them.

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    June 03, 2014

    Astronomers discover death dance of doomed planets

    Two unlucky exoplanets are living on borrowed time.

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    April 17, 2014

    NASA's Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in 'habitable zone'

    Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone".

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    April 17, 2014

    NESSI - a new exoplanet finder in New Mexico

    The New Mexico Exoplanet Spectroscopic Survey Instrument (NESSI) will soon get its first "taste" of exoplanets, helping astronomers decipher their chemical composition.

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    April 15, 2014

    Water and power: Can electrical energy give rise to life?

    Scientists speculate that warm water and electricity on a young Earth gave rise to life as we know it.

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    April 10, 2014

    That's no moon, that's a...oh wait, maybe it is!

    Researchers spot what could be an exomoon orbiting a distant planet.

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    March 05, 2014

    Astronomers make the first Earth-based CCD images of an exoplanet

    For the first time, astronomers have used the same imaging technology found in a digital camera to take a picture of a planet far from our solar system with an Earth-based telescope.

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    February 27, 2014

    Kepler nearly doubles the exoplanet count

    NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, revealing multiple-planet systems much like our own solar system.

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    February 04, 2014

    Kepler captures a weird, wildly wobbling world

    Thanks to a crazy orbit that wobbles all over the place and an wildly changing axis, seasons on Kepler-413b are anything but predictable.

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