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exoplanets

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Exoplanets more common than stars, galactic census finds

The findings lend support to the hope that somewhere up in the night sky is an Earth-like world.

By Jan. 12, 2012

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NASA X-ray spots amazing exoplanet eclipse

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory captures the first-ever X-ray of an exoplanet passing in front of its parent star in a system that is 63 light-years from Earth.

By Jul. 30, 2013

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Visiting Mauna Kea, the world's best spot for stargazing

Crave's Eric Mack recently trekked to the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to visit one of the most advanced observatories on Earth, the "eyes of humanity" in the middle of the Pacific.

By Feb. 19, 2014

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NASA's Kepler may have spied its last Earth-like planet

The space agency is giving up on restoring its planet-hunting spacecraft to full operational capability, but that doesn't mean the mission is over just yet.

By Aug. 15, 2013

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Hubble telescope spots signs of water on five planets

Two studies suggest distant worlds have atmospheres with water, but some aren't places you'd want to visit anytime soon.

By Dec. 4, 2013

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Super-Earth practically next door could be habitable

You may think this planet is overpopulated or you may just be sick of the partisan politics. In either case, HD 40307g is an attractive getaway.

By Nov. 8, 2012

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Toasty, windy exoplanet charted in 2D for first time

Astronomers have made a crude thermal map of an extrasolar world they cannot yet see, confirming that violent winds rapidly whip around the planet.

By Feb. 27, 2012

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Milky Way packs billions of Earth-size planets

Astronomers at the ESO in Europe conclude that there are tens of billions of rocky planets in potentially habitable zones in our galaxy.

By Mar. 28, 2012

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Crave giveaway: Sonic-connect 2 portable media alert

This little USB device from Sonic Alert lets you cut through the communication noise and get instant alerts only for those e-mail, IM, Skype, and Outlook messages you deem important.

By Apr. 26, 2013

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Spitzer telescope brings 'infrared wonders' home

To celebrate the previous 1,000 days of the NASA Spitzer space telescope, astronomers release their top 10 most dramatic images captured by the infrared camera on board.

By Apr. 19, 2012