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Exoplanet with longest year discovered
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 7-22-2014 | 8 comments
Astronomers have identified an extrasolar planet that takes 708 days to complete one orbit of its star.

Asteroid with ring system discovered
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 3-28-2014 | 20 comments
A 250km-wide rock known as Chariklo is the smallest known object to feature a ring system.

Neptune nears end of first orbit since discovery
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 8-21-2010 | 2 comments
The planet Neptune is nearing the end of its first complete orbit since it was discovered in 1846.

Diamond oceans may be possible on gas giants
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 1-18-2010 | 18 comments
New research has suggested that there could be liquid diamond oceans with solid diamond icebergs floating in Uranus or Neptune.

How did Uranus get its tilt ?
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 12-8-2009 | 14 comments
Theories as to how the planet Uranus ended up rotating on its side range from a gradual wobble to a cataclysmic collision, but astronomers now think a large moo...

The case for habitable exoplanet moons
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 5-1-2006 | 0 comments
As scientists refine their methods, exoplanets are becoming easier and easier to detect.

New rings, moons found around Uranus
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 12-24-2005 | 6 comments
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say they have discovered two tiny new moons and two faint new rings spinning around the planet Uranus.

Uranus is 'responsible' for sea quakes
Category: Space & Astronomy | Posted on 4-1-2005 | 12 comments
Uranus may be responsible for recent devastating Asian sea quakes because the mystery-shrouded "planet of calamity" is unusually close to the Earth, tabloid new...

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