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Planetary Embryos Hatch in the Southern Constellation Centaurus
Topic: New Planets
06/08/02
Distant planetisimals may have similar sun-distances and temperatures to Earth.

The Search for Distant Earths
Topic: New Planets
06/05/02
Imagine trying to see an ant crawling across the headlight of a car miles away. That is the magnitude of the task facing astronomers as they search for small, rocky Earth-like planets around other stars - planets that might harbor life

Earth from Afar: A Tiny Flickering Dot
Topic: New Planets
06/02/02
With over 70 planets identified around distant stars, astronomers are now looking for ways to classify which ones are most like Earth -- that is to say, the ones most likely with biological potential.

The Heat is On: Asteroid Belt Found around Nearby Star
Topic: New Planets
06/02/02
When unusually warm dust was first discovered around a nearby star, called zeta Leporis, infrared astronomers began hunting in detail for the heat source.

Atmosphere of an Extrasolar Planet Detected for the First Time
Topic: New Planets
06/02/02
Astronomers have made the first direct detection and chemical analysis of an atmosphere of a planet that exists outside our solar system.

Finding Distant Worlds
Topic: New Planets
06/02/02
We know that there are at least 75 planets outside our own solar system, orbiting their distant stars. Although we have never seen any of these planets with our own eyes, several different techniques exist to detect these extrasolar planets.

Study Doubles Number of Potential Earth-Like Planets
Topic: New Planets
06/02/02
The standard model for the formation of rocky planets like Earth appears to be on solid ground even when applied to systems in which two stars orbit each other, according to a new study.

Extrasolar Planets with Earth-like Orbits
Topic: New Planets
06/02/02
Scientists are discovering extrasolar planets with Earth-like orbits. Could it be possible for Earth-like orbiting planets to harbor life just like Earth?

Earth from Afar: A Tiny Flickering Dot
Topic: New Planets
02/27/02
With over 70 planets identified around distant stars, astronomers are now looking for ways to classify which ones are most like Earth - that is to say, the ones most likely with biological potential.

The Heat is On: Asteroid Belt Found around Nearby Star
Topic: New Planets
12/19/01
When unusually warm dust was first discovered around a nearby star, called zeta Leporis, infrared astronomers began hunting in detail for the heat source.
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