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Kepler and the Search for Life in Our Galaxy

( -- There are so many stars in our galaxy that even if planets with complex life (animals and plants) are rare - say one for every billion stars - there could still be dozens here in the Milky Way. But we are ...

dateSep 15, 2009 in Astronomy
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Exoplanet measured with remarkable precision

Barely 30 years ago, the only planets astronomers had found were located right here in our own solar system. The Milky Way is chock-full of stars, millions of them similar to our own sun. Yet the tally of known worlds in ...

dateAug 19, 2014 in Astronomy
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Life may be harder to identify on some exoplanets

Finding life on exoplanets may be more difficult than people thought, said Feng Tian, a professor at the Center for Earth System Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The report was presented last week to the ...

dateOct 11, 2013 in Astronomy
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