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So far almost 4,000 planets have been discovered orbiting stars other than the Sun, and that tally is constantly growing. Now another 18 exoplanets have been added to the haul, but the difference this time is that all of them are roughly Earth-sized – much smaller than the Neptune-sized average found so far. The discovery was made in old data, using a new and more sensitive algorithm... Co
A new instrument has been installed onto an Australian telescope, to aid in the search for Earth-like exoplanets. Dubbed Veloce, the instrument is designed to look out for the signature wobble of a star caused by the gravitational tug of orbiting planets, and it specializes in red dwarfs – the most common type of star in the universe... Continue Reading Australian observatory hunts Earth-l
A rocky planet with Earth-like temperatures just 11 light years away from us caused quite a stir when it was discovered last year. Its close proximity and potential to harbor alien life made it a good candidate for further study, and scientists continuing to poke around this pocket of the universe are continuing to unravel its mysteries, with new findings shedding further light on its comp
When looking for exoplanets that could potentially support life, astronomers start with those orbiting within the "habitable zone" – the distance from the parent star that's just right for liquid water to exist on the surface, creating the conditions necessary for life as we know it. A new study has found that two of the most promising planets are now even more promising, with axial tilts


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