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NASA's Kepler Space Telescope Spots 219 Possible New Planets
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, planets, outer space, exoplanets, Kepler telescope, discoveries )

Freya
- 30 days ago - yahoo.com
NASA recently announced that its Kepler space telescope has updated its catalogue of exoplanets with 219 new candidates. Ten of these newly spotted exoplanets are nearly the size of Earth and orbit in their star's habitable zones.
NASA Telescope Finds 10 More Planets That Could Have Life
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, outer space, exoplanets, galaxy, universe, cosmos )

Freya
- 32 days ago - yahoo.com
NASA's planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them, broadly hinting that we are probably not alone.
New Planets Could Have Life, But If Not - Blame the Dwarf!
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, red dwarfs, stars, solar systems )

Freya
- 147 days ago - tmz.com
Dr. Tyson told us the science community is ecstatic over NASA's discovery. Truth is, even non-scientists are geeking out. So, here's the bad news.
How Many Suns Can a Planet Have?
Science & Tech  (tags: exoplanets, cosmos, Universe, planets, stars, Tatooine )

Freya
- 361 days ago - space.com
A strange alien world with three suns in its sky has just been discovered, but it didn't break any records. There are a handful of other known exoplanets with three host stars, and quite a few out there with two suns.
A Lost 1917 Image Shows the Earliest Evidence of Exoplanets
Science & Tech  (tags: space, exoplanets, stars )

Freya
- 464 days ago - mentalfloss.com
Even major scientific institutions need to reassess the stuff that's piled up in their basements once in a while. The Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena recently did so and found evidence of the earliest observation of a planetary system outside our...
Astronomers Discover "Habitable" Exoplanet Just 14 Light-Years Away
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, astronomy, discovery, nasa, research, Wolf 1061, Exoplanets )

Michael
- 581 days ago - iflscience.com
Three planets have been found 14 light-years away, circling the red dwarf Wolf 1061. One has an orbit compatible with liquid water - and potentially life - making it the closest undisputed planet to Earth in this category.
Pairs of Habitable Worlds Could Throw Microbes at Each Other
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, space, study, panspermia, exoplanets )

Louise
- 595 days ago - newscientist.com
In other solar systems, some planets orbit close to each other in the habitable zone a region around a star with the right temperatures for liquid water. That proximity might help life to evolve due to the transfer of meteors.
UCLA Professor Proposes Simpler Way to Define What Makes a Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: Exoplanets, UCLA, Planetary bodies, Space, American Astronomical Society, International Astronomical Union )

Steve
- 619 days ago - phys.org
Since the late 1980s, scientists have discovered nearly 5,000 planetary bodies orbiting stars other than the sun. But astronomers are still working on what exactly we should call them. This proposed method would help greatly.
Astronomers Just Detected Light Bouncing Off An Exoplanet. Here's Why That's So Exciting.
Science & Tech  (tags: exoplanets, extraterrestrial life, space exploration )

Freya
- 821 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
- 902 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
- 906 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
- 926 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
- 936 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
- 1030 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
- 1050 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.
 

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