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‘I think there’s life out there’: powerful radio antenna used for first time to find exoplanets
Australian scientists part of team using Low Frequency Array to detect signals indicating planets beyond our solar system

Tory Shepherd

11, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘Mini-Neptunes’ beyond solar system may soon yield signs of life
Cambridge astronomers identify new hycean class of habitable exoplanets, which could accelerate search for life

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

25, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Astronomers' hopes raised by glimpse of possible new planet
Bright speck in space near Alpha Centauri A may be evidence of asteroids or dust – or a technical glitch

Ian Sample Science editor

10, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Scientists identify rain of molten iron on distant exoplanet
Conditions on Wasp-76b in Pisces include temperatures of 2,400C and 10,000 mph winds

Hannah Devlin

11, Mar, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Science made astonishing progress. It was also hijacked by those with an axe to grind | Laura Spinney
Attacks and scepticism are on the rise, even as leaps are made in fields such as gene editing, AI, and space, says science writer Laura Spinney

Laura Spinney

26, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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BepiColombo spacecraft launches on mission to Mercury
Experts say planet could offer new insights into how solar system formed

Nicola Davis

20, Oct, 2018 @10:21 AM

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Astronomers discover first suspected 'exomoon' 8,000 light years away
Neptune-sized body would be the first known moon outside solar system and the largest moon yet discovered

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

03, Oct, 2018 @6:00 PM

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Spacewatch: Tess embarks on planet-hunting mission for Nasa
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will take an elliptical path around Earth to observe stars for evidence of exoplanets

Stuart Clark

19, Apr, 2018 @8:30 PM

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Spacewatch: European Space Agency increases research in other solar systems
The Ariel mission to study the composition of exoplanets is one of a number of exploratory missions at the ESA

Stuart Clark

22, Mar, 2018 @9:30 PM

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Potentially habitable world found just 11 light years away
Ross 128 b has been discovered effectively on our cosmic doorstep. It will become a prime target in the search for life beyond the Earth

Stuart Clark

15, Nov, 2017 @1:49 PM

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Four of seven Earth-sized exoplanets may have large quantities of water
Hubble telescope readings suggesting watery outer planets of Trappist-1 – including three in habitable zone – boosts hope for life beyond our solar system

Nicola Davis

31, Aug, 2017 @4:00 PM

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Tardigrades: Earth’s unlikely beacon of life that can survive a cosmic cataclysm
Microscopic creatures reassure scientists complete eradication of life on the planet is extremely unlikely

Nicola Davis

14, Jul, 2017 @9:00 AM

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