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Xavier Dumusque is the young astronomer who was lead author for the announcement of the first exoplanet found in the Alpha Centauri system, just 4.3 light years from Earth. It's also the first Earth-sized world found outside our own system.
The 44th Annual Meeting of the AAS Division of Planetary Sciences hosted hundreds of researchers and revealed volumes of scientific results. Join us at the conference.
Yale exoplanet hunter Debra Fischer is about to begin looking for worlds in the star system that is nearest to Earth. She'll tell us about new technology enabling this effort, and how you can join the search.
James Webb Space Telescope Status Report from Deputy Program Director Eric Smith
Multidisciplinary scientist Laurance Doyle led the team that has announced discovery of the first extrasolar planet circling two stars. He also talks about his plan to analyze communication by and among other species.
Opportunity reaches Endeavour Crater, Emily Lakdawalla visits a New Horizons science meeting about Pluto, Bill Nye discusses a planet made of diamond, and Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan celebrate the award of a Parsec award to Planetary Radio.
Debra Fischer, Discoverer of Worlds
Kepler Discovers Hundreds of Extrasolar Planets!
Tasting a Super-Earth's Atmosphere
Kepler Discovers Hundreds of Exoplanets
100 Millions Solar Systems Like Our Own?
William Borucki on Kepler's Search for Another Earth
Judging a Planet's Habitability With Abel Mendez
Kepler Begins Search for Other Earths
Exoplanet Finder Debra Fischer
Billions and Billions of Earthlike Planets?
Analyzing Alien Atmospheres
We celebrate our 5th anniversary by learning about discovery of a five-planet star system, the largest found so far. Q&A on Jupiter's red spot.
The Most Earthlike Extrasolar Planet Yet -- A Conversation With Co-Discoverer Stephane Udry
A Planetary System That Looks Like Home