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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Nov. 18, 2015 — Capturing sharp images of distant objects is difficult, largely due to atmospheric turbulence, the mixing of hot and cold air. But researchers captured the first photo of a planet in the making, a ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — The most Earth-like planet could have been made uninhabitable by vast quantities of radiation.The atmosphere of the planet, Kepler-438b, is thought to have been stripped away as a result of radiation ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Winds of over 2km per second have been discovered flowing around planet outside of the Earth's solar system, new research has ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — An atmospheric haze around a faraway planet -- like the one which probably shrouded and cooled the young Earth -- could show that the world is potentially habitable, or even be a sign of life ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — The collection of rocky planets orbiting distant stars has just grown by one, and the latest discovery is the most intriguing one to date. The newfound world, although hot as an oven, is cool enough ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — A professor of planetary astronomy has described a simple 'planet test' that can be readily applied to bodies orbiting the sun and other stars. According to this new test, all eight solar ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — Weather patterns in a mysterious world beyond our solar system have been revealed for the first time, report scientists. Layers of clouds, made up of hot dust and droplets of molten iron, have been ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — A nearby exoplanet has an atmosphere that might be similar to Earth's before life evolved. Researchers have now simulated three-dimensional exotic clouds on another ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — A team of astronomers is proposing that huge spiral patterns seen around some newborn stars, merely a few million years old (about one percent our sun's age), may be evidence for the presence of ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — It's like something out of an interplanetary chess game. Astrophysicists have found that a close encounter with Jupiter about four billion years ago may have resulted in another planet's ... read more

Oct. 21, 2015 — The Death Star of the movie Star Wars may be fictional, but planetary destruction is real. Astronomers announced today that they have spotted a large, rocky object disintegrating in its death spiral ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — Earth came early to the party in the evolving universe. According to a new theoretical study, when our solar system was born 4.6 billion years ago only eight percent of the potentially habitable ... read more

Oct. 16, 2015 — For the past 20 years, astronomers peered into the night sky, puzzled about a type of planet called hot ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have produced new maps of Jupiter that show the continuing changes in its famous Great Red Spot. The images also reveal a rare wave structure in ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Astronomers have created a way to compare and rank exoplanets to help prioritize which of the thousands discovered warrant close inspection in the search for life beyond ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Earth-like planets orbiting close to small stars probably have magnetic fields that protect them from stellar radiation and help maintain surface conditions that could be conducive to life, according ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Twenty years after they were first discovered, 'hot Jupiters', gas giant planets that orbit very close to their star, are still enigmatic objects. Astronomers have now shown that such ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — A team of astronomers has given us our best view yet of an exoplanet moving in its orbit around a distant ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — An accidental find of a collection of young red dwarf stars close to our solar system could give us a rare glimpse of slow-motion planet formation. Astronomers have found large discs of dust around ... read more

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