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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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    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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    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


    1k for Kepler

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

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    Eyes on Exoplanets

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  • Quadslide

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

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

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    New discovery hints at possibility of (really) ancient Earths

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    LBTI hits the dusty trail of Earth-like planets

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    Exoplanet Travel Bureau

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    Cosmic crowdsourcing project marks millionth potential disk-overy

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    1k for Kepler

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  • 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.

    › 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

  • 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

  • K2

    December 18, 2014

    K2's first find

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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