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December 21, 2014
NASA's Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission
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NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using its new mission - K2. The discovery was made when astronomers and engineers devised an ingenious way to repurpose Kepler for the K2 mission and continue its search of the cosmos for other worlds. "Last summer, the possibility of a scientifically productive mission for Kepler after its reaction wheel failure in its extended mission was not part of the conversation," said Paul Hertz, NASA' ... read more

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Queen's scientist leads study of 'Super-Earth'
Research led by an astronomer at Queen's University Belfast could pave the way in the search for life on other planets. Up to now, only space-based telescopes have been able to detect planets ... more
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Finding infant earths and potential life just got easier
Among the billions and billions of stars in the sky, where should astronomers look for infant Earths where life might develop? New research from Cornell University's Institute for Pale Blue Dots sho ... more
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Finding infant earths and potential life just got easier
Among the billions and billions of stars in the sky, where should astronomers look for infant Earths where life might develop? New research from Cornell University's Institute for Pale Blue Dots sho ... more
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'Mirage Earth' exoplanets may have burned away chances for life
Planets orbiting close to low-mass stars - easily the most common stars in the universe - are prime targets in the search for extraterrestrial life. But new research led by an astronomy graduate stu ... more
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Stardust Not Likely to Block Planet Portraits
Planet hunters received some good news recently. A new study concluded that, on average, sun-like stars aren't all that dusty. Less dust means better odds of snapping clear pictures of the stars' pl ... more
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Observing Solar System Worlds as if They Were Distant Exoplanets
"It takes one to know one," as the old truism goes. When it comes to unraveling the mysteries of far-off exoplanets, the same holds true - one more reason why astronomers want to thoroughly understa ... more
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Ground-Based Detection Paves Way to Remote Sensing of Small Exoplanets
Astronomers have measured the passing of a super-Earth in front of a bright, nearby Sun-like star using a ground-based telescope for the first time. The transit of the exoplanet 55 Cancri e is the s ... more
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Ground-based detection of exoplanets
For the first time, a team of astronomers - including York University Professor Ray Jayawardhana - have measured the passing of a super-Earth in front of a bright, nearby Sun-like star using a groun ... more
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Astrobiology Acupuncture: Collecting Data from Non-Planar Surfaces
A team of researchers supported in part by the NASA Astrobiology Program has turned to acupuncture in order to study samples from rough and uneven surfaces, such as rocks and meteorites. Using the t ... more
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Hot, Super-Earths Help Track Water-Rich Atmospheres
As the discovery of planets beyond the Solar System becomes more common, scientists have begun the in-depth study of the atmospheres of these bodies. In a new paper, a pair of astronomers inve ... more
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How to estimate the magnetic field of an exoplanet?
Scientists developed a new method which allows to estimate the magnetic field of a distant exoplanet, i.e., a planet, which is located outside the Solar system and orbits a different star. Moreover, ... more
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NASA's TESS mission cleared for next development phase
NASA has officially confirmed the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission, clearing it to move forward into the development phase. This marks a significant step for the TESS mission, wh ... more
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Follow the Dust to Find Planets
Researchers studying what appears to be a beefed-up version of our solar system have discovered that it is encased in a halo of fine dust. The findings are based on infrared data from NASA's Spitzer ... more
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ADS primes ESA's CHEOPS to detect and classify exoplanets
Airbus Defence and Space, the world's second largest space company, has become the prime contractor for the CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite) satellite, the first small type mission of ESA ... more
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NASA's TESS Mission Cleared for Next Development Phase
NASA has officially confirmed the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission, clearing it to move forward into the development phase. This marks a significant step for the TESS mission, wh ... more
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European satellite could discover thousands of planets in Earth's galaxy
A recently launched European satellite could reveal tens of thousands of new planets within the next few years, and provide scientists with a far better understanding of the number, variety and dist ... more
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    NASA's Hubble Surveys Debris-Strewn Exoplanetary Construction Yards
    Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have completed the largest and most sensitive visible-light imaging survey of dusty debris disks around other stars. These dusty disks, likely created ... more
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    Peering into Planetary Atmospheres
    Pluto is the foremost member of a large population of mysterious icy bodies - called Kuiper Belt Objects - that reside far beyond the orbit of Neptune. In the 1970s and 1980s, Voyagers 1 and 2 explo ... more
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    VLTI detects exozodiacal light
    Using the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) in near-infrared light [1], the team of astronomers observed 92 nearby stars to probe exozodiacal light from hot dust close to their habitable zo ... more
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    Yale finds a planet that won't stick to a schedule
    For their latest discovery, Yale astronomers and the Planet Hunters program have found a low-mass, low-density planet with a punctuality problem. The new planet, called PH3c, is located 2,300 ... more
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    In a first, astronomers map comets around another star
    Astronomers using an ultra-sensitive telescope in the Chilean desert said Wednesday they had mapped hundreds of comets orbiting a star 63 light years from Earth. ... more
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    Getting To Know Super-Earths
    "If you have a coin and flip it just once, what does that tell you about the odds of heads versus tails?" asks Heather Knutson, assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech. "It tells you alm ... more
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    Astronomers Spot Faraway Uranus-Like Planet
    Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus. Astronomers have discovered hundreds of p ... more
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    NASA's Hubble Maps the Temperature and Water Vapor on an Extreme Exoplanet
    A team of scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made the most detailed global map yet of the glow from a turbulent planet outside our solar system, revealing its secrets of air temperat ... more
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