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This is an artist impression of the star Kepler-410A. The black dot represents the planet Kepler-410A b, as it moves in front of the star, blocking a small part of the star light and thereby allowing it to be indirectly detected. The stellar companion Kepler-410B is about 10,000 times further away from the planet and is not shown on the image. Credit: Vincent Van Eylen
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01/26/14
An artist's image of Kepler-35, where a Saturn-size planet orbits a pair of sun-like stars. Such systems could host an exomoon within the habitable zone of the stars. Credit: Lior Taylor
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02/03/14
Artist rendition of a brown dwarf. credit ESO
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02/04/14
brown dwarf credit ESO
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02/04/14
This illustration shows the unusual orbit of planet Kepler-413b around a close pair of orange and red dwarf stars. Image credit: NASA/ESA/STScI
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02/11/14

An artist's impression of an exoplanet orbiting the well-known, nearby F-type main sequence star Procyon, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor. Credit: www.redorbit.com
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02/19/14
PLATO will observe one million stars to find Earth-like exoplanets. © MPS/ Mark A. Garlick
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02/22/14
This is what the planet-hunter PLATO could look like. The image shows a concept presented by Thales Alenis Space. © ESA
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02/22/14
The artist concept depicts multiple-transiting planet systems, which are stars with more than one planet. The planets eclipse or transit their host star from the vantage point of the observer. This angle is called edge-on. Image Credit: NASA
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02/26/14
The histogram shows the number of planets by size for all known exoplanets. The blue bars on the histogram represents all the exoplanets known, by size, before the Kepler Planet Bonanza announcement on Feb. 26, 2014. The gold bars on the histogram represent Kepler's newly-verified planets. Image Credit: NASA Ames/W Stenzel
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02/26/14

The histogram shows the number of planet discoveries by year for roughly the past two decades of the exoplanet search. The blue bar shows previous planet discoveries, the red bar shows previous Kepler planet discoveries, the gold bar displays the 715 new planets verified by multiplicity. Image Credit: NASA Ames/SETI/J Rowe
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02/26/14
Artist's rendition of Kepler spacecraft. Credit: NASA/Kepler mission/Wendy Stenzel
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02/26/14
Tau Boötis is a yellow-white dwarf star and is roughly 51 light-years away from Earth in the constellation Bootes the Herdsman. Credit: Torsten Bronger, Wikimedia
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02/27/14
The mass of the initial rocky core determines whether the final planet is potentially habitable. On the top row of the diagram, the core has a mass of more than 1.5 times that of the Earth. The result is that it holds on to a thick atmosphere of hydrogen (H), deuterium (H2) and helium (He). The lower row shows the evolution of a smaller mass core, between 0.5 and 1.5 times the mass of the Earth. It holds on to far less of the lighter gases, making it much more likely to develop an atmosphere suitable for life. Credit: NASA / H. Lammer. Click for a full resolution image
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03/02/14
Artist's impression of a planet orbiting a red dwarf star. Credit: Neil Cook, University of Hertfordshire
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03/03/14

Architectural visualization of the new systems. Credit: Guillem Anglada-Escudé, Queen Mary University of London
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03/03/14
The ALMA image of carbon monoxide around Beta Pictoris (above) can be deprojected (below) to simulate a view looking down on the system, revealing the large concentration of gas in its outer reaches. For comparison, orbits within the solar system are shown for scale. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) and NASA Goddard/F. Reddy
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03/08/14
An artist’s concept of an exoplanet, or planet outside the solar system. Credit: NASA
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03/08/14
Artist's conception of Kepler-47, a system with planets orbiting two suns. Studying how Jupiter affects Earth's habitability could have implication for exoplanets. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle
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03/25/14
Detecting water vapor in gas giants is just one step along the way to understanding water transport in exoplanetary systems. Credit: NASA
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03/25/14

An artist's conception of Kepler-69c, one of the smallest planets ever found in the habitable zone of a star. Credit: NASA
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03/25/14
The Automated Planet Finder (APF) is the newest telescope at UC's Lick Observatory on Mt. Hamilton. (Photo by Laurie Hatch)
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03/30/14
UCSC astronomer Steve Vogt, seen here with the APF dome in the background, led the $12 million APF project. (Photo by Laurie Hatch)
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03/30/14
Artist’s impression of debris around a white dwarf star. Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, and G. Bacon (STScI).
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03/30/14
Artist’s impression of a massive asteroid belt in orbit around a star. The new work shows that similar rubble around many white dwarfs contaminates these stars with rocky material and water. Credit: NASA-JPL / Caltech / T. Pyle (SSC)
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03/30/14

A video still showing an artist's impression of an alien "Earth." Still image from video. Credit: Kepler/NASA
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04/09/14
This artist's conception depicts a planet/moon pairing. This is one possible explanation for the recent observations. If the moon scenario is true, the moon would weigh less than Earth, and the planet would be more massive than Jupiter. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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04/15/14
This artist's conception depicts a second possibility for the observations - a star/planet pairing. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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04/15/14
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