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Star Is Discovered To Be a Close Neighbor of the Sun and the Coldest of Its Kind

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Research | 0 comments

“It is very exciting to discover a new neighbor of our solar system that is so close,” said┬áKevin Luhman… Read more at...

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Solved: Mysteries of a Nearby Planetary System’s Dynamics

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Orbital Dynamics, Research, Statistical Methodology & Data Analysis | 0 comments

Mysteries of one of the most fascinating nearby planetary systems now have been solved… Read more at the PSU press release or...

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First Earth-Size Planet Is Discovered in Another Star’s “Habitable Zone”

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Life Beyond Earth & Astrobiology, Research | 0 comments

A team of astronomers that includes Penn State scientists has discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the...

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WISE Satellite Finds No Evidence for Planet X in Survey of the Sky

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Orbital Dynamics, Research | 0 comments

After searching hundreds of millions of objects across the sky, NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no...

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The Closest Star System Found in a Century

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Research | 0 comments

A pair of newly discovered stars is the third-closest star system to the Sun… Read more in PSU press...

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Nearby stars may aid in studies of Sun, search for Earth-like planets

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Research, Star Properties | 0 comments

A loose group of stars that has been known for more than 180 years but never before studied in detail has been revealed to be an important...

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Three new planets and a mystery discovered outside our solar system

Posted on Oct 27, 2011 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Planets around Evolved Stars & Stellar Remnants, Research | 0 comments

Three planets — each orbiting its own giant, dying star — have been discovered by an international research team led by a Penn...

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Mysterious planet-like object reveals its surprising identity

Posted on Apr 7, 2010 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Planet-forming & Debris Disks, Research, Star Properties | 0 comments

A mysterious planet-like object orbiting a not-quite-starlike “brown dwarf” is the most recent enigma discovered by...

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Brown dwarf pair mystifies astronomers

Posted on Dec 21, 2009 in Exoplanet & Brown Dwarf Surveys, Research, Star & Planet Formation | 0 comments

Two brown dwarf-sized objects orbiting a giant old star show that planets may assemble around stars more quickly and efficiently than...

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