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Some alien planets may bypass habitability

Earth’s orbit within the sun’s habitable zone means its temperatures are just right for life. But icy worlds located within their star’s habitable zone may abruptly skip from too cold...

Clouds on alien planet mapped for 1st time

Scientists have created the first-ever cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system. Although the roughly Jupiter-size Kepler-7b lies far closer to its star than scorching-hot Mercury does to...