Posts made in December, 2015


Preferred Hosts for Short-Period Exoplanets In an effort to learn more about how planets form around their host stars, a team of scientists has analyzed the population of Kepler-discovered exoplanet candidates, looking for trends in where they’re found. Since its launch in 2009, Kepler has found thousands of candidate exoplanets around a variety of star types. Especially intriguing is the large population of “super-Earths” and...

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