Exoplanet

11.17.15
NASA's chemical 'laptop' would help find life on other planets
11.17.15

NASA's chemical 'laptop' would help find life on other planets

NASA says it has the first device designed to find key signs of life on other worlds.

By J. Fingas,   11.17.15
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11.17.15
Scientists chart Mach 7 winds on a Jupiter-sized exoplanet
11.17.15

Scientists chart Mach 7 winds on a Jupiter-sized exoplanet

When scientists discovered a Jupiter-sized exoplanet in the Vulpecula constellation, they knew the...

By S. Dent,   11.17.15
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10.21.15
Astronomers find the first planet known to orbit a white dwarf
10.21.15

Astronomers find the first planet known to orbit a white dwarf

Astronomers have spotted a planet slowly being eradicated by a dying star.

By J. Fingas,   10.21.15
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10.20.15
The majority of Earth-like planets haven't been born yet
10.20.15

The majority of Earth-like planets haven't been born yet

Astronomers believe that the universe is simply too young for Earth-like planets to be common.

By J. Fingas,   10.20.15
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10.07.15
'Astroneer' is a planetary exploration game on a grand scale
10.07.15

'Astroneer' is a planetary exploration game on a grand scale

System Era's upcoming 'Astroneer' not only lets you explore distant planets, but shape them.

By J. Fingas,   10.07.15
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09.20.15
Here's your clearest look yet at an alien planet in motion
09.20.15

Here's your clearest look yet at an alien planet in motion

Scientists have take a good look at a planet orbiting a star 60 light years away.

By J. Fingas,   09.20.15
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08.19.15
Exotic quantum laser could help study other planets
08.19.15

Exotic quantum laser could help study other planets

An exotic, high-bandwidth laser could help identify the materials in alien planets.

By J. Fingas,   08.19.15
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08.14.15
Younger version of Jupiter provides clues to planet formation
08.14.15

Younger version of Jupiter provides clues to planet formation

It was discovered thanks to a car-sized instrument mounted on the Gemini South Telescope in Chile.

By M. Moon,   08.14.15
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06.28.15
Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds
06.28.15

Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds

In the hunt for planets around distant stars, the stars themselves are often the worst enemy. They...

By J. Fingas,   06.28.15
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