Proxima Centauri has a Cold Dust Belt that Could Indicate Even More Planets

Proxima Centauri, in addition to being the closest star system to our own, is also the home of the closest exoplanet to Earth. The existence of this planet, Proxima b, was first announced in August of 2016 and then confirmed later that month. The news was met with a great deal of excitement, and a […]

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“Monster Planet” Discovered, Makes Scientists Rethink Theories of Planetary Formation

The discovery of a Jupiter-sized planet around a red dwarf star has caused astronomers to rethink some of their theories on planet formation.

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Project Blue: Building a Space Telescope that Could Directly Observe Planets Around Alpha Centauri

An international consortium of scientists known as Project Blue hopes to crowdfund the creation of a space telescope that will allow us to directly image planets in the neighboring Alpha Centauri system.

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Debris Disks Around Stars Could Point the Way to Giant Exoplanets

A new study by an international team of scientists has found a connection between debris disks and giant planets, which could aid in the hunt for exoplanets.

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