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Astronomers Just Detected Light Bouncing Off An Exoplanet. Here's Why That's So Exciting.
Science & Tech  (tags: exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, space exploration )

Freya
- 35 days ago - vox.com
A team of Portuguese astronomers has detected light bouncing directly off the surface of an exoplanet for the first time. Why is this a big deal? Studying the light reflecting from exoplanets can give us clues about the gases present in that planet's...
Ancient Exoplanet Discovery Boosts Chances Of Finding Alien Life
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, discovery, nasa, research, space, aliens, life, exoplanets, Kepler, Kepler-444 )

Michael
- 116 days ago - iflscience.com
One of the crucial variables in calculating the likelihood that alien life exists elsewhere in our galaxy is the number of stars that possess planetary systems, and the proportion of those planets that might be suitable for life.
Faraway Planet Is Lord of the Rings
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, exoplanets, planetary rings, planets, J1407b )

Freya
- 120 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Astronomers said Wednesday they had found the first-ever ringed planet beyond our solar system, a super-world with a girdle of halos 200 times bigger than Saturn's.
Newfound Exoplanets Are Most Earth-Like Yet
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, science, research, news, nasa, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, astronomy, cosmology, exoplanets, kepler )

Darren
- 141 days ago - scientificamerican.com
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft finds two worlds that have sizes and orbits similar to ours
The Biggest Alien Planet Discoveries of 2014
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, exoplanets, Kepler, space exploration, NASA )

Freya
- 150 days ago - space.com
This past year was a banner one for the field of exoplanet science, with the tally of known alien worlds doubling to nearly 2,000 by the end of 2014.
Water on Earth Is OLDER Than the Sun: Similarity Between Oceans and Icy Comets Increases Our Chance of Finding Alien Life
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, space, scientists, science, research, news, interesting, humans, environment, discovery, astronomy, earth, water, solar system, exoplanets, ancient ice, asteroids, sun )

Darren
- 244 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Earth's water may have begun life in the early solar system, says study This means exoplanets may form in environments with abundant water The study took a look at ancient ice preserved in comets and asteroids
Astronomers Spot Planet Forming
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, planets, exoplanets, research, discovery, space )

Michael
- 264 days ago - iflscience.com
In February of last year, astronomers studying a young star--HD 100546--located just 355 light-years from Earth announced they had captured an image that likely represented a planet undergoing formation.
Want to Colonize An Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People
Science & Tech  (tags: space travel, colonization, exoplanets, space exploration )

Freya
- 302 days ago - news.yahoo.com
If humanity ever wants to colonize a planet beyond the solar system, it's going to need a really big spaceship.
Unexpected Giant Exoplanet Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, astronomy, nasa, science, news, exoplanets, Montreal )

Michael
- 368 days ago - iflscience.com
A group of researchers from the University of Montreal have announced the discovery of an exoplanet that is 115 light years away and surprisingly, was directly imaged. It also has one of the largest orbits of any known exoplanet.
Could Alien Life Cope With a Hotter, Brighter Star?
Science & Tech  (tags: space, exoplanets, alien life, extraterrestrials )

Freya
- 389 days ago - space.com
The stars in the night sky shine in myriad hues and brightnesses--piercing blues, clean whites, smoldering crimsons. Every star has a different mass, the basic characteristic that determines its size, lifespan, light output and temperature.
Scientists Discover First Earth-Sized Planet That Could Support Life
Science & Tech  (tags: exoplanets, space exploration, Kepler )

Freya
- 405 days ago - news.yahoo.com
For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-sized alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life.
Kepler Finds a Very Wobbly Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, NASA, Kepler space telescope, Exoplanets )

Beatrice
- 443 days ago - science.nasa.gov
Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat. That is the situation on a weird, wobbly world found by NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.
Population of Known Alien Planets Nearly Doubles as NASA Discovers 715 New Worlds
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, NASA, Kepler space telescope, exoplanets, space exploration )

Freya
- 456 days ago - news.yahoo.com
NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered more than 700 new exoplanets, nearly doubling the current number of confirmed alien worlds.
Scientist: Exoplanet Research Needs Less Hype, More Patience
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, space exploration, exoplanets )

Freya
- 463 days ago - spacedaily.com
The search for exoplanets and alien life is generating a lot of hype but the study needs patience and refinement, a U.S. review of exoplanet research suggests.
Alien Earths: Why Life on Other Worlds Would Be Far Weirder Than Us
Science & Tech  (tags: exoplanets, space exploration, stars )

Freya
- 468 days ago - theverge.com
Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system.
 

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