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Tau Ceti May Have a Habitable Planet
Topic: New Planets
12/19/12
Astronomers have discovered that one of the closest Sun-like stars to our solar system may host five planets. One of the planets may lie within the star's habitable zone.

Rare Image of Super-Jupiter Sheds Light On Planet Formation
Topic: New Planets
11/19/12
A rare image of a 'Super-Jupiter' is helping astronomers understand how planets form from gas and dust around newborn stars.

Rogue Planet Spotted?
Topic: New Planets
11/16/12
Astronomers have identified a body that is likely a planet wandering through space without a parent star. The 'rogue' planet is drifting at a distance of about 100 light-years away from our solar system.

A Guide to ExoPlanet Hunting
Topic: New Planets
11/14/12
Astronomers have written 'directions' for how to search for exoplanets. The team identified 144 target stars for exoplanet searches, with 20 very strong candidates.

Gap In Star's Dust Disk May Indicate Multiple Planets
Topic: New Planets
11/11/12
Observations of a young star with a mass similar to that of the Sun show a giant gap inside its protoplanetary disk. The gravitational force of newborn planets may account for the huge gap.

A Super-Earth in the Habitable Zone of a Six-Planet System
Topic: New Planets
11/07/12
Researchers have discovered a new super-Earth planet that orbits in the habitable zone of a nearby star. In all, the study revealed three new super-Earth planet candidates orbiting the star HD 40307.

New Study Brings ExoPlanet Back From the Dead
Topic: New Planets
10/28/12
A new study using Hubble data is bringing new life to claims that the nearby star Fomalhaut hosts a massive planet.

SuperEarth Found Nearby
Topic: New Planets
10/19/12
Astronomers have discovered a planet with about the same mass as the Earth. The planet orbits a star in our closest neighboring system - Alpha Centauri.

Planet Found in Four-Star System
Topic: New Planets
10/16/12
In a joint effort, citizen scientists and astronomers have discovered a planet orbiting twin suns that in turn is orbited by a second distant pair of stars.

Nearby SuperEarth Likely a Diamond Planet
Topic: New Planets
10/12/12
New research suggests that a rocky planet twice the size of Earth and orbiting a nearby star is a diamond planet. It may be the first glimpse of a rocky world with a fundamentally different chemistry than our own planet.

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