Dozens of rogue planets found in a nearby cosmic nursery
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Dozens of rogue planets found in a nearby cosmic nursery

Astronomers have found a clutch of free-floating rogue planets, just out there in space on their own, in a nearby star-forming region. They tagged
These Newly-Discovered Planets are Doomed
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These Newly-Discovered Planets are Doomed

Three more exoplanets have been found. The discovery might not last long. Each planet is in a separate solar system and is very close to its star.
Does every star have planets?
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Does every star have planets?

The stars are seen from Earth. There are a lot of stars in the universe. The image is courtesy of Abdul Azis. The first planet outside the solar
Largest collection of free-floating planets found in the Milky Way
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Largest collection of free-floating planets found in the Milky Way

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy An artist's depiction of a planet. Astronomers have discovered at least 70 new free-floating
Does every star have planets?
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Does every star have planets?

The stars are seen from Earth. There are a lot of stars in the universe. The image is courtesy of Abdul Azis. The first planet outside the solar
Astronomers Detect Up to 170 Rogue Planets Hurtling Aimlessly Through Space
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Astronomers Detect Up to 170 Rogue Planets Hurtling Aimlessly Through Space

There is a graveyard of lost souls in Interstellar space. These planets float in the dark like ghost ships. It takes patience and a good eye to
Scientists Call for Making Pluto a Planet Again
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Scientists Call for Making Pluto a Planet Again

Other bodies may join it if Pluto is restored to its position as a planet. The decision to dethrone Pluto was based on old-school ideas that mixed
TESS Finds a New Mars-Sized Planet (With the Density of Mercury)
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TESS Finds a New Mars-Sized Planet (With the Density of Mercury)

Some planets have very high surface temperatures and rapid orbits. Hot Jupiters are planets in the size range of Jupiter and have similar
What is the Fermi Paradox?
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What is the Fermi Paradox?

There is a dichotomy between the high probability of extraterrestrial intelligence and the fact that there is no evidence for it. The British
Orbital harmony limits late arrival of water on TRAPPIST-1 planets
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Orbital harmony limits late arrival of water on TRAPPIST-1 planets

An illustration shows what the TRAPPIST-1 system might look like from a perspective point. Credit: Caltech. Seven Earth-sized planets are in a