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  • The red dwarf Proxima Centauri is about to make a rare conjunction with two background stars. Observations of the event could determine if Earth-sized worlds orbit our nearest stellar neighbor.
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  • Astronomers have imaged a faint object moving near a bright star. The object has an estimated mass of four to five times that of Jupiter, making it the least massive planet directly observed thus far.
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  • In order to better understand the composition of rocky exoplanets, researchers have proposed a method to identify chemical signatures from surface materials. A better understanding of exoplanet surface compositions will help researchers determine the prevalence of Earth-like planets in our galaxy.
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  • Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet using a new method that relies on Einstein’s special theory of relativity. The new method can’t be used to hunt for Earth-sized worlds using current technology, but it does have some advantages over other popular techniques.
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  • Using infrared pictures from ground-based telescopes, astronomers have collected precise information about the composition of four planets orbiting a bright star. The technique is one of many methods being examined for use in studying exoplanet atmospheres.
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  • At a recent NASA conference, a panel of exoplanet scientists held a lively discussion about some of the most important issues facing the search for and understanding of planets orbiting far-distant stars. In the final part of this series, the panel discussion wraps up
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  • Astronomers have made the longest observation yet of a hot Jupiter. By observing the HAT-P-2 system for six days, scientists have uncovered new details of the strange and distant world.
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  • At a recent NASA conference, a panel of exoplanet scientists held a lively discussion about some of the most important issues facing the search for and understanding of planets orbiting far-distant stars. In part nine of this series, the audience asks questions and makes
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  • Astronomers are using a clever technique to study stars that are too far away to measure directly, and the planets they host. The method involves comparing the small, relatively cool stars to closer stars that are easier to observe.
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  • At a recent NASA conference, exoplanet scientists held a lively discussion about issues facing the search for and understanding of planets orbiting far-distant stars. In part eight of this series, the panelists debate whether the many press releases about the possible habitability of new-found planets
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