A team of international astronomers recently discovered a Super Earth that has the density of Mercury, and is several times as hot!
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A team of astronomers recently discovered a system of three exoplanets that are just 100 light years from Earth, making them ideal for future studies
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The latest catalog to be released by the Kepler mission features and additional 10 potentially-habitable planets, and has led to some interesting conclusions about those that have been discovered so far.
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It’s alive! NASA’s Kepler space telescope had to stop planet-hunting during Earth’s northern-hemisphere summer 2013 when a second of its four pointing devices (reaction wheels) failed. But using a new technique that takes advantage of the solar wind, Kepler has found its first exoplanet since the K2 mission was publicly proposed in November 2013. And […]