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Understanding exoplanets: Unraveling the mysteries of planets that are hotter than stars
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Understanding exoplanets: Unraveling the mysteries of planets that are hotter than stars

Kelt-9 b might've formed away from its parent star and had a violent past with collisions happening as it migrated inwards.

Nearby super-Earth Gliese 486b could help scientists better understand alien atmospheres
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Nearby super-Earth Gliese 486b could help scientists better understand alien atmospheres

Gliese 486, the star in the system, was observed using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which was built to seek out distant worlds.

Super-Earth, three gas giants discovered by high school students using TESS data
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Super-Earth, three gas giants discovered by high school students using TESS data

The mentorship program the students were part of, connects high schoolers interested in research with real-world scientists at Harvard and MIT.

First-ever cloudless 'hot Jupiter' with four-day year discovered in exoplanet survey
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First-ever cloudless 'hot Jupiter' with four-day year discovered in exoplanet survey

The gas giant was first detected in 2012 using the Wide Angle Search for Plants (WASP) South survey, but this is the first time that its atmosphere has been studied

Newly discovered Earth-like rogue planet might be smallest free floating world
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Newly discovered Earth-like rogue planet might be smallest free floating world

Of the many rogue planets found, they are mostly massive in size, often ranging from two to 40 times the mass of Jupiter.

Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away
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Scientists find two dozen ‘superhabitable’ exoplanets located over 100 light-years away

Looking among the 4,500 known exoplanets, 24 planets were shortlisted that ranged from anywhere between five billion years and eight billion years old.

NASA's TESS completes its two year primary mission; begins extended journey
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NASA's TESS completes its two year primary mission; begins extended journey

TESS had spotted 66 confirmed exoplanets during the primary mission and there are over 2100 celestial bodies.

Human immune system is not prepared to detect and respond to space germs
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Human immune system is not prepared to detect and respond to space germs

Microorganisms could exist beyond Earth and they could be based on different amino acids than the life forms on Earth.

Bare core of a doomed, rocky Jupiter-like planet spotted near a distant star
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Bare core of a doomed, rocky Jupiter-like planet spotted near a distant star

This is the largest rocky planet ever discovered and the first planetary core ever found, researchers say.

Astronomers discover two super-Earth exoplanets, orbiting a star, 11 light-years away
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Astronomers discover two super-Earth exoplanets, orbiting a star, 11 light-years away

A group of astronomers working on the Red Dots project observed the star using the European Southern Observatory in Chile for three months.

There are around six billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy, say scientists
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There are around six billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy, say scientists

To be considered Earth-like, a planet must be rocky, roughly Earth-sized and orbiting Sun-like stars and should orbit in the habitable zones of its star.

Tiny CubeSat mission ASTERIA breaks record for smallest satellite to detect an exoplanet
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Tiny CubeSat mission ASTERIA breaks record for smallest satellite to detect an exoplanet

Researchers argue that the finding validates the role small spacecrafts can play in astrophysics and astronomy research.

Astronomers find a star-planet pair that mimics the relationship between our Sun and Earth
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Astronomers find a star-planet pair that mimics the relationship between our Sun and Earth

Scientists have been trying to find Earth-like planets with the hope that these exoplanets might contain life and this is the first time they have found it.

NASA discovers earth-like exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star located 300 lightyears from here
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NASA discovers earth-like exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star located 300 lightyears from here

Scientists discovered the new planet while looking through old observations made by the Kepler space telescope before it was retired.

Exoplanet twice the size of Jupiter has most outrageous monsoons with scaldingly hot liquid iron
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Exoplanet twice the size of Jupiter has most outrageous monsoons with scaldingly hot liquid iron

This exoplanet resides outstandingly close to its parent star, which is almost twice as big as the sun.

Neptune-like exoplanet, two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars
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Neptune-like exoplanet, two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars

The potentially-habitable planets are fairly close to their suns, making them prime targets for next-gen telescopes.

Venus might still be home to active volcanoes, scientists gather new evidence to prove it
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Venus might still be home to active volcanoes, scientists gather new evidence to prove it

Venus could still have active volcanoes on it, with recent eruptions taking place a few years ago, experts say.

How we detected water on a potentially habitable exoplanet for the first time
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How we detected water on a potentially habitable exoplanet for the first time

For a planet to be habitable, it needs to be in the habitable zone where water can exist in liquid form.

NASA's space telescopes help identify Earth-like exoplanet 48.6 light-years away
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NASA's space telescopes help identify Earth-like exoplanet 48.6 light-years away

The exoplanet is 1.3 times larger than Earth and is locked in a tight orbit around a small, relatively cool star.

NASA's TESS discovers a super-Earth 31 light-years away, could harbour life
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NASA's TESS discovers a super-Earth 31 light-years away, could harbour life

The exoplanet is more massive than our own blue planet and is located outside the solar system.