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Astronomers spot second smallest exoplanet

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers from the California Institute of Technology and other institutions, using the highly sensitive 10-meter Keck I telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, have detected an extrasolar planet with a mass ...

dateJan 13, 2010 in Astronomy
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Brown dwarf pair mystifies astronomers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two brown dwarf-sized objects orbiting a giant old star show that planets may assemble around stars more quickly and efficiently than anyone thought possible, according to an international team of astronomers.

dateDec 21, 2009 in Astronomy
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Twin Keck telescopes probe dual dust disks

Astronomers using the twin 10-meter telescopes at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have explored one of the most compact dust disks ever resolved around another star. If placed in our own solar system, the disk would ...

dateSep 24, 2009 in Astronomy
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Why Are Galaxies So Smooth?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has discovered streams of young stars flowing from their natal cocoons in distant galaxies. These distant rivers of stars provide ...

dateMay 01, 2009 in Astronomy
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London students find Jupiter-sized oddball planet

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of astronomers from University College London (UCL), including undergraduate students, have discovered that an exotic world passes directly in front of the Sun-like star it orbits, revealing for the ...

dateApr 21, 2009 in Astronomy
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