Exoplanets

04.08.16
NASA's resurrected telescope seeks wandering planets
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NASA's resurrected telescope seeks wandering planets

Kepler will use "gravitational lensing" to spot Milky Way exoplanets.

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07.30.15
NASA space telescope discovers Earth's closest rocky neighbor
07.30.15

NASA space telescope discovers Earth's closest rocky neighbor

NASA's Spitzer telescope confirmed the discovery of HD 219134b just 21 light-years away

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07.16.14
NASA's new telescopes could spot alien life within 20 years
07.16.14

NASA's new telescopes could spot alien life within 20 years

Convinced that there's got to be life on other planets? You're not alone in the universe -- in fac...

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12.07.13
Alt-Week 12.7.13: Wormhole short-cuts, watery planets and history as seen by Google Books
12.07.13

Alt-Week 12.7.13: Wormhole short-cuts, watery planets and history as seen by Google Books

Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days....

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04.09.13
NASA gives planet-hunting TESS space telescope go-ahead for 2017 launch
04.09.13

NASA gives planet-hunting TESS space telescope go-ahead for 2017 launch

NASA's Kepler space telescope hasn't exactly been a slouch when it comes to planet hunting, but th...

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07.11.12
Project 1640 offers new way to search for planets beyond our solar system
07.11.12

Project 1640 offers new way to search for planets beyond our solar system

It's taken more than six years of development, but a new imaging system for the Palomar Observator...

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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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04.24.11
New radio wave technique could detect alien planets, receive interstellar tunes
04.24.11

New radio wave technique could detect alien planets, receive interstellar tunes

Any experienced planet hunter will tell you: finding exoplanets is the real challenge, where harden...

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