exoplanet

Earth-like Planet Discovered 12 Light-Years Away

Earth-like Planet Discovered 12 Light-Years Away

The Radial velocity method (Credit: European Southern Observatory) A recent discovery might have located a nearby solar system with up to five planets, one of them could be in just the right distance from its star to hold liquid water ...

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A New Water World Discovered

A New Water World Discovered

GJ1214b, shown in this artist’s view (Credit: NASA/ESA and D. Aguilar) Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope discovered a new class of planet outside the solar system. The planet, composed almost entirely of water, is larger than earth but smaller ...

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Radio Waves Could Help Detect Alien Worlds

A new technique could help researchers detect exoplanets which orbit distant stars. The technique uses Radio waves from the auroras of planets to detect planets in orbit at a large distances from their parent star.   An artist’s concept of ...

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Carbon Dioxide…in Space?

Carbon Dioxide…in Space?

Carbon dioxide has been discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. The discovery, which was recently announced by NASA is, according to the agency, an important step towards finding chemical biotracers of ...

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NASA’s Kepler Telescope Launched Successfully

NASA’s Kepler Telescope Launched Successfully

At precisely 10:49 p.m. EST, NASA’s “Kepler” telescope was successfully kicked off into space, embarking on a mission that the agency says “may fundamentally change humanity’s view of itself.” The telescope will search the nearby region of our galaxy for ...

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