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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.
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
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-
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
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
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
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
Astronomers now think planets outnumber stars in our galaxy. And they've only begun to count. Thanks to powerful telescopes and a better understanding of different solar systems scientists are finding new places to look for life
A team of astronomers is on a search for moons, particularly the size of Earth moon, around extrasolar planets using available Kepler data. Exomoons, or extrasolar moon, is a natural satellite that orbits an extrasolar planet or other extrasolar body.
Kepler Space Telescope have discovered 2,326 exoplanet candidates since it started in march 2009, and most of these are mostly like to be confirmed, reports said. Institute in Mountain View, Calif., and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in