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Faraway Planet Is Lord of the Rings
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, exoplanets, planetary rings, planets, J1407b )

Freya
- 1 day 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.
How Did Life Become Complex, And Could It Happen Beyond Earth?
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, planets, life, solar system, biology )

Freya
- 9 days ago - astrobio.net
When astrobiologists contemplate life on nearby planets or moons, they often suggest such life would be simple. Instead of there being some kind of multicellular organism on, say, Jupiter's moon Europa, scientists instead aim to find something more like
Two More Planets in Our Solar System, Say Astronomers
Science & Tech  (tags: space exploration, solar system, planets )

Freya
- 10 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The Solar System has at least two more planets waiting to be discovered beyond the orbit of Pluto, Spanish and British astronomers say. The official list of planets in our star system runs to eight, with gas giant Neptune the outermost.
How a MIT Science Prof Is Threatening to Undo Everything the Religious Right Holds Dear
Science & Tech  (tags: biology, evolution, life, creationism, planets, energy )

Freya
- 25 days ago - alternet.org
The Christian right's obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, but it could someday be rivaled by the hatred of someone you've probably never even heard of.
The Biggest Alien Planet Discoveries of 2014
Science & Tech  (tags: planets, exoplanets, Kepler, space exploration, NASA )

Freya
- 32 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.
Planets More Habitable Than Earth May Be Common in Our Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: world, study, space, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, environment, planets, habitable, earth, common, galaxy, life, universe )

Darren
- 42 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Planets quite different from our own may be the best homes for life in the universe
Half Of All Stars Could Exist Outside of Galaxies
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, stars, planets, galaxies, rogue stars, discovery, nasa, space )

Michael
- 81 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
- 127 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
- 145 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
- 208 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
- 337 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
- 345 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
- 477 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
- 478 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
- 565 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.
 

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