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Population of Known Alien Planets Nearly Doubles as NASA Discovers 715 New Worlds
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, NASA, Kepler space telescope, exoplanets, space exploration )

- 1512 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 )

- 1519 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.
Neptune's Moon Naiad Spotted By Hubble Telescope For First Time In Decades (PHOTOS)
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy, Hubble Space Telescope, Moon Naiad, Moons, Neptune, Neptune Hubble, Neptune Moon Naiad, Planets, Space )

- 1651 days ago -
A tiny, mysterious moon orbiting Neptune has been spotted for the first time in more than 20 years.
Super-Earth or Mini-Neptune? New Technique to Probe Exoplanet Habitability
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, interesting, research, study, space, NewTechnology, planets, habitability )

- 1653 days ago -
Perhaps the most intriguing exoplanets found so far are those bigger than our rocky, oceanic Earth but smaller than cold, gas-shrouded Uranus and Neptune. This mysterious class of in-between planets --alternatively
Moon Has Close Encounters With Planets, Star This Month: How to See It
Science & Tech  (tags: space, nasa, astronomy, moon, encounters, planets )

- 1739 days ago -
If you only glance at the sky now and then, you may think it's pretty much the same every night. Regular sky watchers know better, and are aware of the constant changes the sky undergoes.
Newly Discovered Planet Is Tiniest One Yet
Science & Tech  (tags: Kepler, astronomy, nasa, science, space, planets, discovery, research, study )

- 1883 days ago -
A hot, rocky planet discovered using the Kepler space telescope is the smallest ever found outside our solar system.
Never-Before-Seen Stage of Planet Birth Revealed
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, space exploration, planetary evolution )

- 1932 days ago -
Astronomers studying a newborn star have caught a detailed glimpse of planets forming around it, revealing a never-before seen stage of planetary evolution.
The Search for Another Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, astronomy, science, nasa, worlds )

- 2209 days ago -
From a theoretical viewpoint we expected the formation of stars to be accompanied by the formation of planets. It is good to see that the observations are confirming the basic theory. But the sort of planets we found are nothing like we expected!
The Enduring Mystery of Life's Origin
Science & Tech  (tags: Darwin, Pasteur, astrobiology, biology, discovery, evolution, matter, universe, science, space, cosmology, meteorites, planets, origins of life, organic molecules, eternity )

- 2242 days ago -
While many of the molecules important for life have been detected in space, and meteorites and comets possibly could contain life itself, that doesn't necessarily mean life came to Earth from space. While some experiments suggest the transfer of life...
NASA Telescope Discovers 26 Alien Planets Around 11 Different Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: space, planets, space exploration )

- 2264 days ago -
NASA's prolific planet-hunting spacecraft has hit the jackpot again, discovering 11 new planetary systems with 26 confirmed alien planets among them.
3D Solar System Scope Simulator
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, science, tech, stars, night-sky, 3D, model, simulation, planets, interesting, simulator, solar-system, universe )

- 2319 days ago -
Interactive 3D model of our Solar System Planets and Night Sky with individual star identification. Using this you no longer need a high-powered telescope. Control your date-time observations zooming in and out with alternate views. Cool stuff that rocks!
Astronomers Discover 18 Huge New Alien Planets
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, planets, astronomy )

- 2328 days ago -
Astronomers have found 18 new alien planets, all of them Jupiter-size gas giants that circle stars bigger than our sun, a new study reports.
Alien City Lights Could Signal E.T. Planets
Science & Tech  (tags: Alien, City, Lights, Could, Signal E.T., Planets )

- 2344 days ago -
Astronauts in orbit around the Earth often gaze down on a world lit at night by city lights. Now researchers suggest that scientists could detect alien civilizations from similarly bright lights.
Extra Giant Planet May Have Dwelled in Our Solar System | Solar System Planets & Moons | Planet Formation & Evolution | Space.Co
Science & Tech  (tags: Astronomy, Planets, study, space, research, investigation, scientists, science, news, world )

- 2349 days ago -
Within our solar system, an extra giant planet, or possibly two, might once have accompanied Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus. Computer models showing how our solar system formed suggested the planets once gravitationally slung one another across space
Planets Without Orbits? 'Exciting' Study Finds Jupiter-Size Objects
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, space, discovery )

Ralph R
- 2525 days ago -
Are these planets without orbits? Astronomers have found 10 potential planets as massive as Jupiter wandering through a slice of the Milky Way galaxy, following either very wide orbits or no orbit at all. And scientists think they are more common than the

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