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How Special Is The Solar System?
On the evidence to date, our solar system could be fundamentally different from the majority of planetary systems around stars because it formed in a different way. If that is the case, Earth-like planets will be very rare. After examining the properties of the 100 or so known extrasolar planetary systems and assessing two ways in which planets could form, Dr Martin Beer and Professor Andrew King... View News Article (2004-08-03)

Oxygen is not definitive evidence of life on habitable extrasolar planets
The Earth's atmosphere contains oxygen because plants continuously produce it through photosynthesis. This abundant supply of oxygen allows life forms like animals to flourish.  View News Article (2015-09-10)

Birth of a planet
The Earth and the planets of our solar system are not alone in the universe. Over the past few decades, the hunt for extrasolar planets has yielded incredible discoveries, and now planetary researchers have a new tool-simulated models of how planets are born. View News Article (2012-09-05)

Missing planets attest to destructive power of stars' tides
During the last two decades, astronomers have found hundreds of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system. New research indicates they might have found even more except for one thing - some planets have fallen into their stars and simply no longer exist. View News Article (2009-04-28)

NASA Scientists Detect Spectrum of Planets Orbiting Other Stars
For the first time, scientists at Goddard have obtained a spectrum, or molecular fingerprint, of a planet orbiting another star. Using spectroscopy, scientists were able to identify silicon dust in clouds on a gas-giant planet called HD 209458b. That planet is located 150 light years from Earth. View News Article (2007-02-23)

Planets Circling Around Twin Suns
In the last two decades, the study of extrasolar planets - those that lie outside our own solar system - has become one of the most important fields of astrophysics. View News Article (2012-02-03)

Scientists ponder plant life on extrasolar Earthlike planets
When we think of extrasolar Earth-like planets, the first tendency is to imagine weird creatures like Jar Jar Binks, Chewbacca, and, if those are not bizarre enough, maybe even the pointy-eared Vulcan, Spock, of Star Trek fame. View News Article (2007-06-20)

SF State astronomers discover new planet in Pisces constellation
A team led by SF State astronomer Stephen Kane has discovered a new giant planet located in a star system within the Pisces constellation. The planet, perhaps twice the mass of Jupiter, could help researchers learn more about how extrasolar planets are formed. View News Article (2014-01-10)

NASA predicts nongreen plants on other planets
NASA scientists believe they have found a way to predict the color of plants on planets in other solar systems. View News Article (2007-04-11)

NRL Researchers Detect Water Around a Hot Jupiter
Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are part of a research team that has detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system.  View News Article (2014-03-20)

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