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January 14, 2013
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Life Possible on Extrasolar Moons

In their search for habitable worlds, astronomers have started to consider exomoons, or those likely orbiting planets outside the solar system. In a new study, a pair of researchers has found that exomoons are just as likely to support life … Continue reading

June 17, 2012
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“Extremely Little” Telescope Discovers Pair of Odd Planets

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Even small telescopes can make big discoveries. Though the KELT North telescope in southern Arizona carries a lens no more powerful than a high-end digital camera, it’s just revealed the existence of two very unusual faraway planets. … Continue reading

January 17, 2012
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What Do Sunsets Look Like From Other Planets?

A University of Exeter astrophysicist has shown what sunsets look like on planets outside our solar system. He has worked out the colour of sunsets on two planets: HD 209458 b and HD 189733 b, known as ‘extrasolar planets’ because … Continue reading

May 14, 2011
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Why Some Planets Orbit the Wrong Way; Extrasolar Insights into Our Solar System

More than 500 extrasolar planets–planets that orbit stars other than the sun–have been discovered since 1995. But only in the last few years have astronomers observed that in some of these systems, the star is spinning one way and the … Continue reading