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Now, you too can become a planetary nursery finding `detective`

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 13:31

NASA has begun inviting the public to help astronomers discover embryonic planetary systems hidden among data from the agency`s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission through a new website, DiskDetective.org.

Planetary systems with no Jupiter-class planets have massive comet belts

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 19:31

Astronomers have discovered vast belts of comets surrounding two nearby planetary systems known to host nothing larger than Earth-to-Neptune-mass worlds, using ESA’s Herschel space observatory.