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We discovered the first Earth-like planet outside our solar system, capped a nine-and-a-half year space journey with the first shots back from Pluto, and saw the first report of a landmass "missing" its sun. I got the …
The Huffington Post · 7/29/2015
“Brown dwarfs span the gap between stars and planets and these results ... which was no simple feat given that these objects are extremely faint, many thousands of times fainter than our own Sun. The astronomers determined that the bright optical …
Futurity · 7/29/2015
brown dwarf
But no one knew what Kepler might find ... numerous planets before it ceased functioning in 2012 -- including the first rocky planet found to orbit a sun-like star. COROT used the transit method to detect exoplanets, and …
The Daily galaxy · 12 hours ago
Amongst other possibilities: There's no evidence yet to suggest the last of those possibilities ... but the evidence suggests its one example of a large population of planets around sun like stars - and so with so many …
Science 2.0 · 7/24/2015
The Iraqi capital was the hottest city on the planet Friday — with the mercury hitting an unbearable ... "We are forced to accept the reality of living in such conditions, under the burning sun," 45-year-old salesperson …
NBC News · 13 hours ago
Hottest City
They are too massive to be planets, yet possess some planetlike ... the brightness of the brown dwarf over time--no simple feat given that these objects are many thousands of times fainter than our own sun. Hallinan …
Science Daily · 7/29/2015
brown dwarfs
With all the news about Pluto this month, most skywatchers may not be aware that Ceres, the brightest and nearest of the dwarf planets, reached its opposition to the sun on Saturday (July ... Ceres appears as a point …
Space · 7/27/2015
Ceres
There were no longer nine planets—there were eight ... The planets are all so big and are so close to the sun, and their materials have been heated up and smashed and mixed around, and so you look at the earth and …
CNBC · 7/28/2015
Pluto
A few important reminders about our cousin Kepler 452b: No one has seen it. Only Kepler has detected ... "Previous estimates of Earth-like planets around sun-like stars suggest that 15-25 percent of stars host potentially habitable planets.
Reading Eagle · 7/28/2015
This isn’t the first time an orphan planet with no sun has been discovered, but this is the first time that astronomers and scientists are absolutely sure it’s a planet. In the past, the astronomers were unable to determine if these free-floating ...
Technabob · 10/10/2013