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Sydney :: Australia | over 2 years ago

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The more astronomers look for other worlds, the more they find that it's a crowded and crazy cosmos. They think planets easily outnumber stars in our galaxy and they're even finding them in the strangest of places...Three studies released Wednesday,

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Rochester :: NY :: USA | over 2 years ago

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Sun-like stars in the Scorpius-Centaurus associationthe nearest region of recent massive star formation to the Sun. A light curve is a graph of light intensity over time, and one star in particular showed dramatic changes during a 54 day period in

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Nairobi :: Kenya | over 2 years ago

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Rating John Kamau sends in four questions that have been bugging him, namely: (1) What is the difference between the universe and solar system? (2) Can we calculate the size of the universe? (3) How long would it take to go round the universe? (4) Do

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Jupiter :: FL :: USA | over 2 years ago

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Scientists discovered four extra solar planets or exoplanets in the first week of January. These four new planets, known as Hot Jupiters, are quite large. They revolve very close to their Sun-like star and so they are quite hot, compared to the Earth.

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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | over 2 years ago

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Here are 160 billion reasons to be excited about the search for habitable planets We used to think our planet was unique, but discoveries by planet-hunting missions like Kepler continue to indicate that the the odds of Earth being one-of-a-kind are

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Rochester :: NY :: USA | over 2 years ago

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Using light-curve analysis astronomers have found a strange, dust-ringed object orbiting a distant star. They all agree it's like a 'Saturn on steroids,' but what actually is rolling around inside those dust rings? Taking a look at a star's light-

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Pasadena :: TX :: USA | over 2 years ago

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Last year, using the exoplanets discovered by the Kepler space telescope as a guide, astronomers took a statistical stab at estimating the number of exoplanets that exist in our galaxy...Probing Lensing Anomalies NETwork) collaboration have taken

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Jupiter :: FL :: USA | over 2 years ago

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A team of astronomers has discovered the three smallest confirmed planets ever detected outside our solar system. The three planets, discovered by scientists led by Philip Muirhead from the University of California, all orbit a single star, are

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Jupiter :: FL :: USA | over 2 years ago

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Astronomers have found more real-life versions of Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine from " Star Wars " alien worlds that see two suns rise and set each day instead of one. And these two newfound worlds are also extremely close to the habitable

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Baton Rouge :: LA :: USA | over 2 years ago

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That implies there are some 10 billion Earth-sized planets in our galaxy. Using a technique called gravitational microlensing, an international team found a handful of exoplanets that imply the existence of billions more. The findings were released

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