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Exocomets may be as common as exoplanets

(—Comets trailing wispy tails across the night sky are a beautiful byproduct of our solar system's formation, icy leftovers from 4.6 billion years ago when the planets coalesced from rocky rubble.

dateJan 07, 2013 in Astronomy
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Venus transit may boost hunt for other worlds

Astronomers around the world will be using advanced telescopes to watch Venus cross in front of the Sun on June 5 and 6 in the hopes of finding clues in the hunt for other planets where life may exist.

dateMay 31, 2012 in Astronomy
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Uranus auroras glimpsed from Earth

( -- For the first time, scientists have captured images of auroras above the giant ice planet Uranus, finding further evidence of just how peculiar a world that distant planet is. Detected by means of carefully ...

dateApr 13, 2012 in Space Exploration
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