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Ushering in the next phase of exoplanet discovery

Ever since scientists discovered the first planet outside of our solar system, 51 Pegasi b, the astronomical field of exoplanets has exploded, thanks in large part to the Kepler Space Telescope. Now, with the successful launch ...

dateMay 04, 2018 in Astronomy
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What in the world is an exoplanet?

Step outside on a clear night, and you can be sure of something our ancestors could only imagine: Every star you see likely plays host to at least one planet.

dateApr 17, 2018 in Astronomy
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Kepler beyond planets—finding exploding stars

Astronomer Ed Shaya was in his office looking at data from NASA's Kepler space telescope in 2012 when he noticed something unusual: The light from a galaxy had quickly brightened by 10 percent. The sudden bump in light got ...

dateMar 27, 2018 in Astronomy
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