Exoplanet

10.11.16
Scientists want to send a telescope to photograph Alpha Centauri
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Scientists want to send a telescope to photograph Alpha Centauri

Project Blue is backed by SETI and UMass Lowell, but need cash from generous millionaires to make it happen.

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08.24.16
There's a potentially habitable planet just one star over
08.24.16

There's a potentially habitable planet just one star over

Proxima b is only four light years away, and it's about the same size as Earth.

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07.19.16
Kepler space telescope spots two planets that might support life
07.19.16

Kepler space telescope spots two planets that might support life

And they’re only 181 light years away!

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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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06.21.16
Newborn exoplanet might be the youngest ever observed
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Newborn exoplanet might be the youngest ever observed

It's about the size of Neptune, but keeps a much closer orbit to its star.

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06.09.16
Hot Jupiter planets can speed up their stars' rotation
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Hot Jupiter planets can speed up their stars' rotation

An exoplanet causes "star tides" as it whips around every 20 hours.

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