• Wired | 10/8/2019 | Staff
    At 93 billion light years across, our observable universe seems full of unfathomable possibility. Today, the Nobel Prize Committee awarded the physics prize to three researchers whose scientific...
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  • phys.org | 6/24/2019 | Staff
    In a recent paper in Nature Astronomy, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI) in Potsdam and from the French Alternative Energies and...
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  • phys.org | 6/24/2019 | Staff
    The Kepler mission and its extension, called K2, discovered thousands of exoplanets. It detected them using the transit technique, measuring the dip in light intensity whenever an orbiting planet...
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  • phys.org | 4/16/2019 | Staff
    Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), the Georg August University of Göttingen, and the Sonneberg Observatory have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the...
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  • ScienceDaily | 5/22/2019 | Staff
    The 18 newly discovered worlds fall into the category of Earth-sized planets. The smallest of them is only 69 percent of the size of the Earth; the largest is barely more than twice the Earth's...
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  • earthsky.org | 4/21/2019 | Paul Scott Anderson
    Artist’s concept of rocky super-Earth Proxima-b, the closest known exoplanet to our solar system, orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri. Such potentially habitable rocky planets orbiting red...
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  • earthsky.org | 3/13/2019 | Eddie Irizarry
    This week – March 12, 2019 – an international group of astronomers is celebrating humanity’s discovery of the 4,001st exoplanet, or planet orbiting a distant star.
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  • earthsky.org | 3/7/2019 | Paul Scott Anderson
    Artist’s concept of one of the TRAPPIST-1 exoplanets. A new study is putting limits on what kinds of hazes or clouds are in the atmospheres of these intriguing, Earth-sized, relatively nearby worlds.
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  • ScienceDaily | 3/4/2019 | Staff
    The finding could have a big impact on how researchers estimate the structure, climate, and habitability of exoplanets as they try to identify planets that are similar to Earth.
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  • phys.org | 2/18/2019 | Staff
    TRAPPIST-1 is a system of seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star about 120 light-years away. The star, and hence its system of planets, is thought to be between five-to-ten...
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  • Space.com | 12/28/2018 | Staff
    In 2018, exoplanet scientists feasted on data from a nearby ice ball, the first exoplanet baby picture, a majority-metal blob the size of Earth and the home planet of a "Star Trek" fan favorite —...
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  • earthsky.org | 12/7/2018 | Paul Scott Anderson
    In recent decades, astronomers have confirmed a few thousand exoplanets, or planets orbiting distant stars. There are thousands more exoplanet candidates. On December 3, 2018, an international team...
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  • earthsky.org | 12/3/2018 | Paul Scott Anderson
    Artist’s concept showing a comparison of the 7 planets orbiting the relatively nearby star TRAPPIST-1. All are similar to Earth in size, but – as yet – surface conditions on these distant worlds...
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