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2 March 2020
Learn why and how we study exoplanets, and how you can get involved.
Scientists are searching for 100 Earth-like planets around other stars, and you can help.
Swapna Krishna ● 12 March 2020
The habitable zone is the not-too-hot, not-too-cold region around a star where liquid water can exist.
Emily Lakdawalla ● 2 March 2020
Lava worlds. Hot Jupiters. Earth 2.0 candidates. Here's a rundown of some notable exoplanets.
Emily Lakdawalla & Staff ● 2 March 2020
Some methods almost sound like science fiction: Using gravity as a magnifying glass, watching stars wobble at turtle-like speeds, and searching for tiny dips in starlight.
WFIRST, NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, is the next step in our hunt for Earth-sized exoplanets.
• November 27, 2012
The New Horizons Pluto mission PI provides an update, and introduces his new public project called Uwingu.
• October 09, 2012
2011 HM102 is an L5 Neptune Trojan, trailing Neptune by approximately 60 degrees. This object was discovered in the search for a New Horizons post-Pluto encounter object in the Kuiper Belt.
• August 03, 2012
Welcome to the monthly roundup of our solar system's envoy of electronic explorers! All eyes are on Curiosity as it approaches Mars this weekend. Who will lend support at the Red Planet?
• July 16, 2012
Pluto is now known to have at least five moons (Charon, Nix, Hydra, P4, and the newly discovered P5), and its burgeoning population might pose a risk to New Horizons during its flyby, three years from now.
• February 09, 2012
A week ago, the New Horizons team announced an effort to gather signatures in support of a petition to the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate the historic flyby of Pluto on a stamp.
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