Category Archive: ESO

Oct 18 2012

Earth-sized planet found lurking in data around … Alpha Centauri


We are living in the greatest age of planetary discovery since Galileo looked at Jupiter, and that age may be on the verge of delivering one of the most exciting discoveries imaginable: earth-like planet[s] around Alpha Centauri, AKA Rigel Kent or ACen. Just the name Centauri brings on dreamy eyes in the sci-fi and space exploration community alike. …

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Jun 27 2012

New technique may shed light on exotic alien atmospheres and more


Detecting the light from an exoplanet orbiting another star has been compared to trying to see a mosquito on the rim of a headlight ten miles away. But a team of astronomers working in the driest place on earth say they developed a technique to do just that and more:

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