News tagged with alien planets

At last, how many alien civilizations are there?

During the space age, 1961 was a special year: the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit Earth, while the American astronomer Frank Drake developed the now famous Drake Equation. This equation estimates ...

dateDec 03, 2012 in Astronomy
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So many planets, so few telescopes

Over the last few weeks, astronomers announced not one but two extraordinary discoveries in the ongoing search for planets orbiting stars beyond the sun. The first was a world about the size of Neptune, 5,000 light-years ...

dateNov 08, 2012 in Astronomy
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Getting to know the Goldilocks planet

NASA's Kepler spacecraft is discovering a veritable avalanche of alien worlds.  Recent finds include planets with double suns, massive "super-Earths" and "hot Jupiters," and a miniature solar system.  The variety ...

dateMar 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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On the trail of new planets

(PhysOrg.com) -- A project in which volunteers hunt online for new planets NASA may have missed is publishing its first results which show some remarkable finds.

dateSep 29, 2011 in Space Exploration
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