planets

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UNSW astronomers have discovered the closest potentially habitable planet found outside our solar system, orbiting a star just 14 light years away.

Kepler

The stricken Kepler space observatory has been the most revolutionary facility astronomy has seen in more than two decades and it is vital it be restarted, writes Professor Chris Tinney.

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One of the closest stars to Earth, Tau Ceti, may host five planets, an international team of astronomers has discovered.

Super science inside

Projects to search for planets beyond our solar system and to better understand the impact of climate change on Australia's groundwater resources have won five Super Science Fellowships.