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Mass Loss Leaves Close-In Exoplanets Exposed to the Core

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists has found that giant exoplanets orbiting very close to their stars could lose a quarter of their mass during their lifetime. The team found that planets that orbit closer ...

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 ...

HARPS-NEF to comb Kepler targets for new Earths

Astronomers have announced plans to build an ultra-stable, high-precision spectrograph for the Science and Technology Facilities Council's 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope (WHT - part of the Isaac Newton Group or ING on La ...

Astronomers get a sizzling weather report from a distant planet

Astronomers have observed the intense heating of a distant planet as it swung close to its parent star, providing important clues to the atmospheric properties of the planet. The observations enabled astronomers at the University ...

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