News tagged with distant planet

Stellar dust survey paves way for exoplanet missions

Veils of dust wrapped around distant stars could make it difficult for scientists to find potentially habitable planets in those star systems. The Hunt for Observable Signatures of Terrestrial Systems, or HOSTS, survey was ...

dateApr 26, 2018 in Astronomy
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Life beyond Earth—no plate tectonics, no problem

Scientists looking for life on distant planets are making plans to search non-Earth-like planets based on discoveries within our solar system that are challenging long-standing ideas about habitable zones, plate tectonics ...

dateMar 28, 2018 in Astronomy
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Scientists predict Neptune's chemical make-up

Scientists have helped solve the mystery of what lies beneath the surface of Neptune – the most distant planet in our solar system. A new study sheds light on the chemical make-up of the planet, which lies around 4.5 billion ...

dateAug 11, 2017 in Astronomy
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