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NASA improves weather modelling on exoplanets to more easily identify habitable worlds
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NASA improves weather modelling on exoplanets to more easily identify habitable worlds

For the particular study, the researchers used a hypothetical planet with an atmosphere similar to Earth, but with only oceans on the surface. M

Giant exoplanets more likely to be in orbit around stars with debris disks: Study
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Giant exoplanets more likely to be in orbit around stars with debris disks: Study

The gas giants in our own solar system form not just one, but two belts of debris.

Scientists develop telescope attachment for enhanced precision in exoplanet observation
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Scientists develop telescope attachment for enhanced precision in exoplanet observation

With the attachment, ground-based telescopes can produce measurements of light intensity that rival the highest quality photometric observations from space.

Astronomers design low cost technology that allows Earth based telescopes to observe exoplanets better
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Astronomers design low cost technology that allows Earth based telescopes to observe exoplanets better

The custom "beam-shaping" diffusers are capable of minimising distortions from the atmosphere that can reduce the precision of ground-based observations.

Hubble observes exoplanet so dark that it absorbs 94 percent of the visible starlight that falls on it
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Hubble observes exoplanet so dark that it absorbs 94 percent of the visible starlight that falls on it

The planet is known as WASP-12b and is about 1,400 light years away in the constellation of Auriga.

Astronomers detect titanium oxide in the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-19b
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Astronomers detect titanium oxide in the atmosphere of exoplanet WASP-19b

The exoplanet WASP-19b, which is about the same mass as Jupiter, is so close to its parent star that it completes an orbit in just 19 hours.

Four Earth-sized exoplanets discovered in orbit around tau Ceti, the closest Sun-like star
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Four Earth-sized exoplanets discovered in orbit around tau Ceti, the closest Sun-like star

The tau Ceti system is an ideal candidate for the search of extraterrestrial life as it has conditions very similar to our own Solar System.

Researchers and musicians translate the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system into a musical instrument
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Researchers and musicians translate the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system into a musical instrument

The repeating pattern of transits used to discover the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system has been translated into a melody.

NASA's Hubble discovers an exoplanet with a glowing stratosphere that's hot enough to boil metals
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NASA's Hubble discovers an exoplanet with a glowing stratosphere that's hot enough to boil metals

The strongest known evidence has been gathered for a stratosphere on an exoplanet about 900 light years from the Earth, known as WASP-121b.

Researchers discover smallest known star, about twelve times smaller than the Sun
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Researchers discover smallest known star, about twelve times smaller than the Sun

If the star were to be any smaller, it is believed that the pressure would be too much to allow for the fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium.

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team releases survey catalog with over 200 candidate exoplanets
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NASA’s Kepler space telescope team releases survey catalog with over 200 candidate exoplanets

The latest release brings up the total planet candidates identified by Kepler to 4,034, out of which 2,335 have been verified as exoplanets.

Flares from ultracool dwarf stars may threaten the habitability on rocky exoplanets
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Flares from ultracool dwarf stars may threaten the habitability on rocky exoplanets

Frequent solar flares from the host star could be a problem as far as habitability of the exoplanets in orbit around red dwarf stars are concerned.

Astronomers discover an exoplanet that is hotter than most stars
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Astronomers discover an exoplanet that is hotter than most stars

One side of the planet is in perpetual daylight, and the other side has a never ending night. The dayside temperature is about 4,326 degrees Celsius.

Predictions by Indian astronomer Sujan Sengupta inspires NASA and Caltech exoplanet research
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Predictions by Indian astronomer Sujan Sengupta inspires NASA and Caltech exoplanet research

An international group of scientists have launched a major project to study the atmosphere of exoplanets and brown drafts spread across the universe.

NASA astronomers figure out the intricate dance of exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system
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NASA astronomers figure out the intricate dance of exoplanets in the TRAPPIST-1 system

The planets are locked in an orbital resonance, each gravitationally tugging the next planet, and keeping it in place.

Orbital details of TRAPPIST-1's outermost planet confirmed
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Orbital details of TRAPPIST-1's outermost planet confirmed

Using NASA's Kepler space telescope, scientists have confirmed that the outermost and least understood planet in the TRAPPIST-1 system orbits its star every 19 days.

IAC astronomers discover rocky super-Earth in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star
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IAC astronomers discover rocky super-Earth in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star

The planet has a very short year because of its proximity to the star, and goes around GJ625 once every fourteen days.

Earth sized exoplanet in orbit around our closest stellar neighbour, Proxima Centauri, could harbour alien life
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Earth sized exoplanet in orbit around our closest stellar neighbour, Proxima Centauri, could harbour alien life

Computer simulations show that Proxima b could have the potential to be habitable, and could exist in a remarkably stable climate regime.

Nasa finds water in the atmosphere of a
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Nasa finds water in the atmosphere of a "warm Neptune" exoplanet 437 light years away

It is the best known measurement of water on a planet outside the solar system, so far.