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Jupiter’s Extended Family? A Billion or More

Comparing Jupiter with Jupiter-like planets that orbit other stars can teach us about those distant worlds, and reveal new insights about our own solar system’s formation and evolution. (Illustration) Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Click for a full size image Jupiter’s Extended Family? ...

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What Happens When You Steam a Planet

Interesting things might happen on a hot, rocky exoplanet if a magma ocean is in equilibrium with a steam atmosphere, especially if part of the atmosphere escapes, taking with it volatilized rocky elements. NASA Click for a full size image ...

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How to find an exoplanet part 2

In the Exoplanet Era, we are learning that planets abound in the cosmos. ESO/M. Kornmesser Click for a full size image How to find an exoplanet (part 2) The search for planets around other star systems has been going on ...

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How to find an exoplanet part 1

In the Exoplanet Era, we are learning that planets abound in the cosmos. ESO/M. Kornmesser Click for a full size image How to find an exoplanet (part 1) The search for planets around other star systems has been going on ...

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The Five Craziest Exoplanets Ever Discovered

The Five Craziest Exoplanets Ever Discovered by Alfredo Carpineti Photo credit: Artist’s impression of HD189773 Ab by NASA, via Wikimedia Commons Living on Earth is very dangerous. We have brought destruction and death to every corner of the globe, and ...

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Planet ‘reared’ by four parent stars

This artist’s conception shows the 30 Ari system, which includes four stars and a planet. The planet, a gas giant, orbits its primary star (yellow) … [show more] Credit: Copyright Karen Teramura, UH IfA Planet ‘reared’ by four parent stars ...

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