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Washington [US], October 21 (ANI): Three decades after Cornell astronomer Carl Sagan suggested that Voyager 1 snap Earth's picture from billions of miles away -- resulting in the iconic Pale Blue Dot photograph -- two astronomers now offer another unique cosmic perspective that some exoplane
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Maryland [US], August 12 (ANI): NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), on July 4, finished its primary mission imaging about 75 per cent of the starry sky as part of a two-year-long survey. In capturing this giant mosaic, TESS has found 66 new exoplanets, or worlds beyond our s
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California [US], August 1 (ANI): Our solar system has one habitable planet -- Earth. According to a new study, other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like Jupiter.
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Washington D.C. [USA], July 20 (ANI): Many exoplanets known today are 'super-Earths,' with a radius 1.3 times that of Earth, and 'mini-Neptunes,' with 2.4 Earth radii. Mini-Neptunes, which are less dense, was long thought to be gas planets, made up of hydrogen and helium.
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Paris [France], July 2 (ANI): Several interacting exoplanets have already been spotted by satellites. But a new breakthrough has been achieved with, for the first time, the detection directly from the ground of an extrasolar system of this type.
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Ontario/London [Canada/ UK], June 24 (ANI): Western astronomers may have spotted six new moons orbiting planets in solar systems far from our own - an otherworldly discovery so rare it must wait on future technologies to confirm. Until then, however, the mere possibility of the find sparks e
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Washington D.C. [USA], June 19 (ANI): Scientists have found evidence that planets form in a blink of an eye on a cosmic scale. New results, obtained using the combined power of Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and Very Large Array (VLA), show that very young disks, with ag
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Washington D.C. [USA], May 27 (ANI): Giant planets in our solar system and circling other stars have exotic clouds unlike anything on Earth, and the gas giants orbiting close to their stars -- so-called hot Jupiters -- boast the most extreme.
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Washington DC [USA], May 19 (ANI): After examining a dozen types of suns and a roster of planet surfaces, Cornell University astronomers have developed a practical model -- an environmental colour "decoder" -- to tease out climate clues for potentially habitable exoplanets in galaxies far aw
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New York [USA], April 30 (ANI): The next generation of powerful Earth- and space-based telescopes will be able to hunt distant solar systems for evidence of life on Earth-like exoplanets -- particularly those that chaperone burned-out stars known as white dwarfs.
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Tucson [Arizona], April 21 (ANI): Astronomers have found out that what was thought to be a planet beyond our solar system has now seemingly vanished from sight, suggesting that what was heralded as one of the first exoplanets to ever be discovered with direct imaging likely never existed.
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Washington D.C. [USA], April 6 (ANI): It is said that variety is the spice of life and now new discoveries from Johns Hopkins University's researchers suggest that a certain elemental 'variety' -- sulfur -- is indeed a 'spice' that can perhaps point to signs of life.