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February 5, 2013
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How Planets Form: Astronomers Weigh a Protoplanetary Disk with Unprecedented Accuracy

ANN ARBOR — In a study that gives astronomers new insights into how planets form, research led by the University of Michigan has enabled a dramatically more precise measurement of the amount of dust and gas in the planet-forming disk … Continue reading

December 7, 2012
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Search for Life Suggests Solar Systems More Habitable than Ours

SAN FRANCISCO — Scattered around the Milky Way are stars that resemble our own sun—but a new study is finding that any planets orbiting those stars may very well be hotter and more dynamic than Earth. That’s because the interiors … Continue reading

December 8, 2011
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Study: Giant Super-Earths Made of Diamond Are Possible

SAN FRANCISCO – A planet made of diamonds may sound lovely, but you wouldn’t want to live there. A new study suggests that some stars in the Milky Way could harbor “carbon super-Earths” – giant terrestrial planets that contain up … Continue reading

August 21, 2011
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Hubble to Target ‘Hot Jupiters’

An international team of astronomers led by a former UA graduate student has set out on the largest program to date exploring the alien atmospheres of “Hot Jupiters” – massive planets in solar systems far away from our own. An … Continue reading