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Half Of All Stars Could Exist Outside of Galaxies
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, stars, planets, galaxies, rogue stars, discovery, nasa, space )

Michael
- 13 days ago - iflscience.com
Stars and planets are regarded as existing nicely within galaxies. We know that every now and again there are events that fling a star outside of the galaxy, doomed to wander the universe alone, but it was previously assumed to be relatively rare.
Clear Skies Reveal Water on Distant Neptune-Sized Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, discovery, astronomy, planets, water )

Ray
- 59 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A cloud-free atmosphere has allowed scientists to pick out signs of water vapour on a distant planet the size of Neptune: the smallest "exoplanet" ever to reveal its chemical composition.
Astronomers Spot Planet Forming
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, planets, exoplanets, research, discovery, space )

Michael
- 77 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.
Planet With 2 Mini-Suns Yields New Planet-Hunting Technique
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, space, research, nasa, science, planets, discovery )

Michael
- 140 days ago - cbc.ca
Astronomers have discovered a small super-Earth that's part of a strange threesome - its star is one of two small, closely-spaced twins in a binary star system, but the planet orbits just one twin at an Earth-like distance.
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
- 269 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
- 277 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.
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 )

Judy
- 408 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
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 )

Giana
- 410 days ago - news.yahoo.com
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 )

Giana
- 496 days ago - news.yahoo.com
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 )

Michael
- 640 days ago - cbc.ca
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 )

Freya
- 689 days ago - news.yahoo.com
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 )

Rohan
- 966 days ago - unisaustralia.com
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 )

Julia
- 1000 days ago - space.com
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 )

Freya
- 1021 days ago - space.com
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 )

PinkMindy
- 1076 days ago - syix.com
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!
 

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