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May 28, 2016

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May 28, 2016

Apr. 6, 2016 — A team of astronomers has discovered one of the youngest and brightest free-floating, planet-like objects within relatively close proximity to the ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — The salt levels of oceans on distant Earth-like planets could have a major effect on their climates. A new study reveals that the circulation in extremely salty or fresh water extra-terrestrial seas ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — New images reveal never-before-seen details in the planet-forming disk around a nearby Sun-like star, including a tantalizing gap at the same distance from the star as the Earth is from the ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Two astronomers suggest humanity could use lasers to conceal the Earth from searches by advanced extraterrestrial ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — The most detailed map of a small, rocky 'super Earth' to date reveals a planet almost completely covered by lava, with a molten 'hot' side and solid 'cool' ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — Physicists have developed optical technology for the 'correction' of light coming from distant stars, which will significantly improve the 'seeing' of telescopes and therefore ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Scientists have observed an exoplanet by the name of HD 80606 b. This planet is about the size of Jupiter, though four times as massive, and resides in a system 190 light years from Earth, in the ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — A team of astronomers has spotted an extrasolar planet that boasts the most eccentric orbit ever seen. The planet moves in a flattened ellipse, traveling a long path far from its star and then making ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Astronomers have discovered details of the inner, thickest portion of a dusty disk surrounding a young star and provided new insight on the earliest stages of planet ... read more

Mar. 9, 2016 — Astronomers obtained the sharpest view ever of the dusty disc around an aging star. For the first time such features can be compared to those around young stars -- and they look surprisingly similar. ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — New research will help astronomers better identify -- and thus rule out -- "false positives" in the search for life beyond ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — Astronomers have measured the rotation rate of 'super-Jupiter-class' exoplanet 2M1207b by observing the varied brightness in its atmosphere. This is the first rotation rate measurement of a ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — The first successful detection of gases in the atmosphere of a super-Earth reveals the presence of hydrogen and helium, but no water vapor. The exotic exoplanet, 55 Cancri e, is over eight times the ... read more

Feb. 13, 2016 — Using ALMA, astronomers have taken a new, detailed look at the very early stages of planet formation around a binary star. Embedded in the outer reaches of a double star's protoplanetary disk, ... read more

Feb. 8, 2016 — Every school kid learns the basic structure of the Earth: a thin outer crust, a thick mantle, and a Mars-sized core. But is this structure universal? Will rocky exoplanets orbiting other stars have ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Astronomers have found a planet, until now thought to be a free floating or lonely planet, in a huge orbit around its star. Incredibly the object, designated as 2MASS J2126, is about 1 trillion (1 ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The object, which the researchers have nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Globular star clusters are extraordinary in almost every way. They're densely packed, holding a million stars in a ball only about 100 light-years across on average. They're old, dating ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — Researchers have found a new way to measure the pull of gravity at the surface of a star. For distant stars with planets orbiting them, this information is key in determining whether any of those ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — A team of scientists has discovered a highly unusual planetary system comprised of a sun-like star, a dwarf star, and an enormous planet sandwiched in ... read more

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