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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A new study by an astrophysicists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research shows that the first exomoon ever discovered could actually be a gas giant moon!
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A new study led by Princeton University shows that water worlds are likely to be stripped of their atmospheres (and most of their water) before too long
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A recent study from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has produced a new 3-D model for determining exoplanet habitability.
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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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New observations of WASP-12b conducted with the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the planet’s sun-facing side “eats light”.
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A study led by researchers from the ESO has discovered an extremely hot Jupiter-sized exoplanet that has titanium oxide in its atmosphere
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A recent study involving data collected by the K2 mission has revealed three possible Super-Earths around a nearby Sun-like star.
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A new study led by researchers from the Carnegie Institute of Science indicates that TRAPPIST-1 could also be orbited by gas giants
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A new study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics indicates that UV radiation may be the key to finding life on other planets
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