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First Robotic Telescope for Planet Hunters
Topic: New Planets
Summary: In its first months of operation, the Automated Planet Finder has found two new planetary systems, giving astronomers a taste of planetary riches to come.

A World in the Making
Topic: New Planets
Summary: In another step forward in the search for habitable planets, a team of researchers announced that they have located a large swarm of comets and gas moving in a cloud around a nearby star.

NASA's WISE Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No 'Planet X'
Topic: New Planets
Summary: After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed "Planet X."

Super-Habitable World May Exist Near Earth
Topic: New Planets
Summary: Researchers say alien worlds may be even more habitable than Earth-like planets, what they say might be called "superhabitable" worlds.

Every Red Dwarf Star Has at Least One Planet
Topic: New Planets
Summary: Red Dwarfs make up about three quarters of all stars in the Universe. A new study indicates that virtually all of them might have orbiting planets.

Water is Detected in a Planet Outside Our Solar System
Topic: New Planets
Summary: Astronomers have used a new technique to identify water in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet. The planet is a 'hot Jupiter' that orbits a nearby star named Tau Bo├Âtis.

NASA's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza, 715 New Worlds
Topic: New Planets
Summary: NASA's Kepler mission has announced the discovery of 715 new planets, bringing the count of confirmed exoplanets to nearly 1,700.

Stellar Inventory: Searching For Other Earths
Topic: New Planets
Summary: The European Space Agency has given the official go-ahead for the planet-hunting and asteroseismology space mission PLATO.

Kepler Finds a Very Wobbly Planet
Topic: New Planets
Summary: The Kepler telescope has spotted a planet that spins wildly on its axis, tilting up to 30 degrees over 11 years.

Bright star reveals new exoplanet
Topic: New Planets
Summary: An international team of astronomers have discovered a new exoplanet, christened "Kepler-410A b." The planet is about the size of Neptune and orbits the brightest star in a double star system 425 light years from Earth.

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