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Water Planets

Of the roughly 420 extra-solar planets now known, about a dozen are in the newly named category of "super-earths," planets whose masses are in between of two and about fifteen earth-masses.

dateJan 22, 2010 in Astronomy
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Two more kepler planets confirmed

Hot on the heels of confirming one Kepler planet, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope announces the confirmation of another planet. Another observatory, the Nordic Optical Telescope, confirms its first Kepler planet as well, this ...

dateAug 08, 2011 in Astronomy
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Astronomers discover 'tilted planets'

( -- University of Exeter, UK, research has added to a growing evidence that several giant planets have orbits so tilted that their orbits can be perpendicular or even backwards relative to their parent star’s ...

dateDec 22, 2009 in Astronomy
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Tau Ceti: The next Earth? Probably not

As the search continues for Earth-size planets orbiting at just the right distance from their star, a region termed the habitable zone, the number of potentially life-supporting planets grows. In two decades we have progressed ...

dateApr 22, 2015 in Astronomy
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Super-sharp radio 'eye' remeasuring the universe

( -- Using the super-sharp radio "vision" of astronomy's most precise telescope, scientists have extended a directly-measured "yardstick" three times farther into the cosmos than ever before, an achievement with ...

dateFeb 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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Destroyer of worlds

( -- Astronomers, in addition to discovering extrasolar planets (about 500 of them currently have known orbital parameters), have detected excess, warm infrared dust emission around many stars.

dateSep 24, 2010 in Astronomy
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