Topic: Alan Boss
'Hot Jupiters' are Jupiter-mass planets orbiting close to stars. A study suggests that they might have been kicked inward from their original orbit, destroying or ejecting other planets.
Tatooine is the mythical home of Luke Skywalker. Now, scientists have identified a planet in a binary system 200 light-years away, although the planet is more like Saturn in mass and makeup.
09/15/2011 07:23 pm
By gauging the subtle differences in light given off by a planet 1,000 light-years away, it shows that it's up to the job.
08/07/2009 01:00 am
The US will launch the Kepler spacecraft Friday to look for other Earths.
03/05/2009 12:00 am
Geoff Marcy, astronomy’s Indiana Jones, had 10 days, one telescope, and a universe of planets to discover.
08/05/2008 01:00 am