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Kepler Finds a Very Wobbly Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, NASA, Kepler space telescope, Exoplanets )

- 700 days ago -
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 )

- 712 days ago -
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 )

- 720 days ago -
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 )

- 724 days ago -
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.
Feature of Earth's Atmosphere May Help in Search for Habitable Planets
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, exoplanets )

- 767 days ago -
An atmospheric peculiarity on Earth is likely common to billions of planets, a finding that may help identify potentially habitable worlds, U.S. scientists say.
Gaia Mission Could Help Map Exoplanets
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, exoplanets )

- 774 days ago -
The Kepler mission from NASA has discovered more than 3,600 possible worlds, a haul greater than any mission before it. Now researchers suggest the Gaia spacecraft, scheduled for launch on December 19, could also be a bonanza for discovering exoplanets
Earth-Size Planet Found With Rocky Core Like Ours
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, exoplanets )

- 830 days ago -
Scientists have found a planet way out in the cosmos that's close in size and content to Earth -- an astronomical first. But hold off on the travel plans. This rocky world is so close to its sun that it's at least 2,000 degrees hotter than here, almost...
How to Use 'Shells' to Terraform a Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: terraforming, engineering, space exploration, exoplanets )

- 848 days ago -
One day, humans could re-make a world in Earth's image. Engineering an inhospitable world into a livable one, a process known as terraforming, could be a successful way to colonize another world after a long, interstellar journey, said Ken Roy.
NASA-Funded Program Helps Amateur Astronomers Detect Alien Worlds
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, exoplanets, astronomy, amateurs )

- 848 days ago -
A new program will let amateur astronomers detect exoplanets - worlds outside our solar system - by observing nearby bright stars and recording faint dips in their brightness caused by transits from planets in orbit around them.
Planet Orbiting Nearby Star Is Earthly Blue
Science & Tech  (tags: nasa, science, scientists, astronomy, Earth, exoplanets, discovery, research, study, space )

- 942 days ago -
The colour of a planet outside our solar system has been observed for the first time - and it is blue like Earth.
Found! 3 Super-Earth Planets That Could Support Alien Life
Science & Tech  (tags: exoplanets, space exploration )

- 958 days ago -
The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced Tuesday.
Six Exoplanets in Close Orbit Around Far-Flung Star
Science & Tech  (tags: Exoplanets, orbit, star, solar system )

- 1831 days ago -
A solar system including six planets around a star 2,000 light-years away has been spotted by astronomers.
Exoplanet Hunter Finds Bounty of Multi-Planet Solar Systems
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy, exoplanets, Kepler space telescope, promising earth-like planets, near constellation Cygnus )

- 1831 days ago -
The first bundle of data, released last June, revealed 306 target planets, but deliberately held back the smallest and most tantalizing candidates. Now, those promising planets -- 1,200 altogether, pending final data analysis -- are ready to go public.
Space Telescope Spots Odd New Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: Solar System, Discovery, NASA, Planets, Kepler-11, Exoplanets )

- 1832 days ago -
Astronomers have spotted a strange new solar system with small "puffy" planets packed in close orbit to their sun.
Cool Find in Hunt for Exoplanets
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomers, exoplanets, image, coolest planet, solar system, space )

- 2257 days ago -
Astronomers have published an image of the coolest planet outside our solar system that has been pictured directly.

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