Exoplanets Clue to Sun's Curious Chemistry

( -- A ground-breaking census of 500 stars, 70 of which are known to host planets, has successfully linked the long-standing "lithium mystery" observed in the Sun to the presence of planetary systems. Using ESO's ...

dateNov 11, 2009 in Astronomy
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Hydrogen peroxide found in space

( -- Molecules of hydrogen peroxide have been found for the first time in interstellar space. The discovery gives clues about the chemical link between two molecules critical for life: water and oxygen. On Earth, ...

dateJul 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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Richest planetary system discovered (w/ Video)

( -- Astronomers using ESO's world-leading HARPS instrument have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets, orbiting the Sun-like star HD 10180. The researchers also have tantalising evidence ...

dateAug 24, 2010 in Astronomy
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A trio of super-Earths

Today, at an international conference, a team of European astronomers announced a remarkable breakthrough in the field of extra-solar planets. Using the HARPS instrument at the ESO La Silla Observatory, they have found a ...

dateJun 16, 2008 in Astronomy
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