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Five potential habitable exoplanets now

( -- New data suggest the confirmation of the exoplanet Gliese 581g and the best candidate so far of a potential habitable exoplanet. The nearby star Gliese 581 is well known for having four planets with the outermost ...

dateJul 20, 2012 in Astronomy
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The origin and maintenance of a retrograde exoplanet

Astronomers have used the Subaru Telescope to show that the HAT-P-7 planetary system, which is about 1040 light years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus, includes at least two giant planets and one companion star (Figure ...

dateJan 25, 2013 in Astronomy
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Six new planets discovered

( -- An international team, including Oxford University scientists, has discovered six diverse new planets, from 'shrunken-Saturns' to 'bloated hot Jupiters', as well a rare brown dwarf with 60 times the mass ...

dateJun 14, 2010 in Astronomy
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First carbon-rich exoplanet discovered

( -- A team led by a former postdoctoral researcher in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics, recently measured the first-ever planetary atmosphere ...

dateDec 08, 2010 in Astronomy
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Kepler wraps prime mission, begins extension

(—NASA is marking two milestones in the search for planets like Earth; the successful completion of the Kepler Space Telescope's three-and-a-half-year prime mission and the beginning of an extended mission that ...

dateNov 15, 2012 in Space Exploration
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