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Described today by astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, this ancient rocky world weighs 17 times as much as Earth — which is a ...

planetary nebula

This shows a habitable planet orbiting a white dwarf. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

Artist's conception of the cosmic view a trillion years from now. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

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This artist's conception shows a planet forming from a disk of gas and dust surrounding a young star. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

This artist's conception shows a hypothetical twin Earth orbiting a Sun-like star. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

GJ1214b, shown in this artist's conception, is a super-Earth orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

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BEER Algorithm Identifies Hot Jupiter Kepler 76b

Artist's conception of an exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star. Credit: David A.

Kepler Water Planets in the Habitable Zone

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An artist imagines a hypervelocity planet. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

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This artist's conception shows Kepler-421b. Image credit: David A. Aguilar /

... conception of the V4046 Sagittarii binary star system, which is home to a molecular gas cloud that may contain planets. Credit: David A. Aguilar ( CfA)

Artist's depiction of a waterworld. A new study suggests that Earth is in a minority

An artist's conception of the gas giant exoplanet TrES-2b. Image credit: David

Artist's impression of the giant exoplanet orbiting Tau Boötis, viewed through the star's magnetic arcs. Credit: David Aguilar, CfA

New studies show it formed much further away from them than its close orbital position today. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

Artist's conception of a gas giant orbiting close to its star. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC). Astronomy

It's easier to tell the age of a young star because they rotate more quickly and have larger starspots. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

... conceptions of the extremely metal-poor red giant star S1020549 surrounded by other stars the Sculptor dwarf galaxy. Image credit: David Aguilar, CfA.

Kepler Data Reveal That Exoplanets Can Be Divided Into Three Groups

The newly-discovered alien world Qatar-1b orbits an orange type K star 550

Gallery: Some Of Kepler's Strange New Worlds Outside The Solar System - Universe Today

An artist's conception of a planet in a star cluster. Credit: Michael Bachofner

Image Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

'Warp-Speed' Planets Flung Out of Galaxy on Wild Ride

Artist's impression of a disc forming into a solar system around a red dwarf. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle (SSC)

Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA). High Resolution Image (jpg)

Two planets destined to die as their star expands | Science Wire | EarthSky

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The ultraviolet radiation from a nearby supernova may have resulted in changes in life on Earth. Credit: David Aguilar (CfA)

2012-12

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Credits - Main top picture - David A. Aguilar / CfA via EurekAlert .

It's harder to tell the age of an older star because they rotate more slowly and have smaller starspots. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

An artist's impression of meteors crashing into water on the young Earth. Did they bring phosphorous with them? Image credit: David A Aguilar (CfA).

Artist's impression of the planet orbiting a red dwarf star. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

Gliese 667 via ESO/L. Calçada

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Location of one of the red dwarves, 2M1239-5702, near the Southern Cross. Credit: Akira Fujii

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... ringed super-Earth as viewed from one of its moons. Both super-Earth and moon are habitable and contain liquid water. Credit: David A. Aguilar, CfA

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Orbit Path of Kepler 76b Around a Type F Star

Artist's concept of a "rogue" black hole wandering through space. (Credit:

Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA) | Artistic Impressions of Exoplanets | Pinterest | Planets, Phys org and A…

The planet and its lava-world sibling Kepler 10b (background) orbit the star Kepler-10 about 560 light-years from Earth. Credit: David A. Aguilar ( CfA)

... contains five planets that alternate in size: large, small, large, small, large, as shown in this artist's rendering. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

Artist's impression of a galaxy with an outflow from its centre. Click for high-res version. Image credit: ESA / AOES media lab.

2012-20

Artists impression of the star Kepler-78, and the exoplanet Kepler-78b. Credit: David Aguilar (CfA)

Artist’s conception of city lights on an alien planet. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)

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Kepler-37b, a moon-sized exoplanet. Credit: NASA/Ames/

Image credit: Ken Crawford of RC Optical Systems, via http://gallery.rcopticalsystems.com/.

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New observations confirm that colliding neutron stars produce short gamma-ray bursts. Such collisions produce rare heavy elements, including gold.

One of the Milky Way's fastest stars is an invader from another galaxy | Science | AAAS

Nearly All Sun-Like Stars Have Planetary Systems | David Reneke | Space and Astronomy News

The Planet that Shouldn't Exist | Kepler 10c

Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA) | Artistic Impressions of Exoplanets | Pinterest | Planets, Phys org and A…

... photo from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). The cluster is zooming toward us at a speed of more than two million miles per hour. Credit: CFHT

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Artist's Conception of our Milky Way Galaxy: Blue, green dots indicate distance measurements. CREDIT: Robert Hurt, IPAC; Mark Reid, CfA, NRAO/AUI/NSF

Nebulae and Black Hole

Image credit: Axel M. Quetz (MPIA).

Kepler-10c was originally spotted by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope in May 2011. The planet lies in the constellation Draco, about 564 light-years away, ...