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Indian youth now have a chance to officially name a star and its exoplanet
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Indian youth now have a chance to officially name a star and its exoplanet

Member countries of IAU have been assigned one exoplanet and star it orbits for the naming process.

Our Moon could soon be leaving us to become a ploonet... Wait, what's a ploonet?
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Our Moon could soon be leaving us to become a ploonet... Wait, what's a ploonet?

This new theory explains why astronomers have not been able to find exomoons along with exoplanets.

NASA Hubble, Spritzer paired up to find chemical signatures of an exoplanet
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NASA Hubble, Spritzer paired up to find chemical signatures of an exoplanet

The telescopes were pointed to the exoplanet to study 12 transits & 20 eclipses around its home star.

New technique spots 18 Earth-like exoplanets outside our solar system in Kepler data
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New technique spots 18 Earth-like exoplanets outside our solar system in Kepler data

The technique proposed in the study opens doors to discovering 100+ small exoplanets from existing data.

Alien species could be evolving on some of our nearest exoplanets, reveals study
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Alien species could be evolving on some of our nearest exoplanets, reveals study

Life may be evolving on Earth-like planets orbiting in the habitable zone of some of our closest stars.

ESO's HARPS confirms nearby super-Earth orbiting the fastest moving star in our sky
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ESO's HARPS confirms nearby super-Earth orbiting the fastest moving star in our sky

The newly-discovered exoplanet is orbits the fastest moving star in our night sky: Researchers.

What do you call a moon that orbits another moon? A moonmoon of course!
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What do you call a moon that orbits another moon? A moonmoon of course!

The recent discovery of giant exoplanet Keplar 1625b may offer evidence for the 'moonmoon' theory.

The 'Nibiru' or 'Planet X' conspiracy: Here's what NASA researchers have to say
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The 'Nibiru' or 'Planet X' conspiracy: Here's what NASA researchers have to say

Researchers found that ‘Planet X’ is plausible based on simulations, but what does that validate?

NASA's TESS sends back first images from its hunt for Earth-like planets
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NASA's TESS sends back first images from its hunt for Earth-like planets

This image captures a wealth of stars and other objects, including systems known to have exoplanets.

Water-rich exoplanets, between two-four times the size of Earth are common: Study
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Water-rich exoplanets, between two-four times the size of Earth are common: Study

The new research indicates that many of the known planets may contain as much as 50 percent water.

Scientists publish 'guide book' based on existing research to search for alien life
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Scientists publish 'guide book' based on existing research to search for alien life

Scientists have identified more than 3,500 planets around other stars (called exoplanets).

Astronomers are eager to study gas giant exoplanet Wasp-127b, which is thought to be filled with metals, and maybe even water: Report
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Astronomers are eager to study gas giant exoplanet Wasp-127b, which is thought to be filled with metals, and maybe even water: Report

According to a team of astronomers in the University of Cambridge and IAC, in Spain, the exoplanet, WASP-127b has shown possible signs of Water.

NASA to launch its TESS Exoplanet Mission in a SpaceX Falcon 9: Here is how you can watch it live
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NASA to launch its TESS Exoplanet Mission in a SpaceX Falcon 9: Here is how you can watch it live

NASA's TESS spacecraft is expected to lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 6:32 pm Eastern Time which is 4:02 am (Tuesday) in India.

Year in review: A comprehensive guide to everything that happened in the fields of space and astronomy in 2017
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Year in review: A comprehensive guide to everything that happened in the fields of space and astronomy in 2017

2017 was a great year for anyone interested in space and astronomy featuring several groundbreaking discoveries and heart-wrenching goodbyes

Earth-like conditions discovered by researchers on planet K2-18b which is 111 light years away
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Earth-like conditions discovered by researchers on planet K2-18b which is 111 light years away

While studying K2-18b the researchers also located another planet which was in the same solar system called as K2-18c.

NASA researchers find that the WASP-18b exoplanet has a toxic stratosphere devoid of water
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NASA researchers find that the WASP-18b exoplanet has a toxic stratosphere devoid of water

The planet, which is around 325 light years away from the Earth was being observed as part of a survey to identify exoplanets with stratospheres.

Researchers identify exoplanet with the same atmospheric ingredients as the Earth
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Researchers identify exoplanet with the same atmospheric ingredients as the Earth

The density of the planet is also similar to Earth, suggesting that it, too, is rocky.

University of Oxford researchers use principles of evolutionary biology to figure out what aliens could look like
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University of Oxford researchers use principles of evolutionary biology to figure out what aliens could look like

The research supports the idea that extra terrestrial life goes through the process of natural selection, and evolve over time to be fitter and stronger.

Astronomers discover unusually large gas giant that challenges the conventional theories of planet formation
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Astronomers discover unusually large gas giant that challenges the conventional theories of planet formation

The exoplanet is about 600 light years away, has been given the designation of NTGS-1b, and belongs to a category of stars known as Hot Jupiters.

NASA's Hubble space telescope spots snowfall of sunscreen in blistering
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NASA's Hubble space telescope spots snowfall of sunscreen in blistering "Hot Jupiter" exoplanet

These Hubble observations are the first detections of this "snow-out" process, called a "cold trap," on an exoplanet, researchers said.