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Amateur scientists find niche in locating new planets

Over the past decade, scientists have found evidence of hundreds of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. A group of volunteers has also joined the search, and they have found several additional planets that initially ...

dateJun 13, 2012 in Astronomy
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Earth's sister in the crosshairs

Earth’s sister is out there, somewhere, and scientists searching for planets that may support life believe they are closing in on finding just that.

dateApr 20, 2012 in Astronomy
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Astronomers detect coolest radio star

( -- Astronomers using the world's largest radio telescope, at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, have discovered flaring radio emission from an ultra-cool star, not much warmer than the planet Jupiter, shattering the previous ...

dateApr 18, 2012 in Astronomy
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'Tidal Venuses' may have been wrung out to dry

Earth-sized exoplanets within a distant star’s habitable zone could still be very much uninhabitable, depending on potential tidal stresses — either past or present — that could have "squeezed out" all the ...

dateMar 29, 2012 in Astronomy
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Space image: Compact planetary system

( -- This artist's concept depicts a planetary system so compact that it's more like Jupiter and its moons than a star and its planets. Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission and ground-based telescopes ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Space Exploration
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