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01.10.17
ESO will upgrade its Very Large Telescope to hunt for exoplanets
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ESO will upgrade its Very Large Telescope to hunt for exoplanets

The upgraded VLT will look for planets orbiting our neighboring star system, the Alpha Centauri.

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07.07.16
Researchers discover new exoplanet orbiting triple suns
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Researchers discover new exoplanet orbiting triple suns

HD 131399Ab is about four times the size of Jupiter and a toasty 1,070 degrees Fahrenheit.

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06.25.13
Astronomers find three planets in Gliese 667C's habitable zone
06.25.13

Astronomers find three planets in Gliese 667C's habitable zone

Astronomers have a good day when they detect one planet inside a star system's habitable zone. A m...

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06.28.12
Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling
06.28.12

Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling

Astronomers in Chile using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope are now able t...

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06.10.11
VLT Survey Telescope snaps out-of-this-world photos with 268-megapixel camera
06.10.11

VLT Survey Telescope snaps out-of-this-world photos with 268-megapixel camera

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has just released the first batch of shots taken by its V...

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