Deep Space

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    The CoRoT satellite has discovered ten new exoplanets that exhibit a wide variety of masses, densities and orbital parameters. The findings highlight the broad diversity of exoplanets, providing information that is useful in the search for habitable worlds around distant stars.
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    Astronomers have found evidence for a planetary system where two giant planets orbit a close pair of suns.
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    By studying dense concentrations of carbon monoxide, astronomers have discovered a new spiral arm of the Milky Way.
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    Scientists have managed to trap antimatter for more than 16 minutes. Soon, the team believes they will be able to perform experiments on the antiatoms.
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    Astronomers are providing new information about the potential for habitable planets in the Gliese 581 system. New data shows that the system's host star, Gliese 581, is relatively quiet. This increases the chances that one of the planets in the system could support environments for
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    Modern space telescopes and ground-based telescopes provide a wealth of data for astronomers. Like Galileo discovering Jupiter's moons, scientists today hunt the skies for new and mysterious objects.
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    New research shows that only four percent of galaxies are similar to the Milky Way.
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    Astrobiology Magazine's twitter feed (http://twitter.com/#!/astrobiologymag) has been selected as one of the 20 best twitter feeds for true space geeks by www.bestcollegesonline.net/.
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    New research is providing a better understanding of unidentified matter in deep space.
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    The Kepler Telescope team has confirmed a second planet orbiting the star Kepler-10. The existence of this planet was suspected previously, but new analytical techniques were needed to confirm its existence.
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    As a star grows older, its rotation slows down steadily. Now, astronomers have discovered how to use this principle to determine the age of stars. The research could ultimately help astrobiologists understand the nature of planets and the stars they orbit.
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    Within just four months of data from NASA's Kepler mission, astronomers have found evidence for more than 1,200 planetary candidates. Of those, 408 reside in systems with two or more planets.
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    Astronomers have discovered a new class of Jupiter-sized planets floating alone in the dark of space, away from the light of a star. The finding adds to the catalog of the potential types of planets that exist in the Universe.
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  • Gliese 581d: A Habitable Exoplanet?
    A new computer model that simulates possible exoplanet climates indicates that the planet Gliese 581d might be warm enough to have oceans, clouds and rainfall. Gliese 581d is likely to be a rocky planet with a mass at least seven times that of Earth.
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    A recent study says that a particular mathematical technique could be used to detect forests on extrasolar planets.
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