Definitions

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  • n. A planet which exists outside Earth's solar system.

Etymologies

Constructed from Ancient Greek: exo- +‎ planet. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Smallest exoplanet is shown to be a solid, rocky world.

    Thor's Day

  • Until Wednesday, the highest value Laughlin assigned to an exoplanet, which is what astronomers call a planet outside our solar system, was a measly $158.

    NASA Spots 54 Potentially Life-Friendly Planets

  • Meanwhile, Hubble confirms methane on the atmosphere of an exoplanet, which is getting sexed up by the media as potential extraterrestrial life.

    Recent Events From Space « Imaginary Potential

  • The so-called exoplanet may be rocky like Earth but its temperature is so high it could be covered in lava or water vapour, according to findings from a mission led by the French Space Agency.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Reporting the discovery of the so-called exoplanet, scientists say the planet orbits a small star about 40 light years from the earth, opening up "dramatic new perspectives in the quest for hospitable worlds."

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Gliese 581 C is the smallest extrasolar planet, or "exoplanet," discovered to date.

    April 2007

  • Earth-based astronomers have cataloged more than 300 planets outside our solar system since the first "exoplanet" was discovered in 1993, but most are giant gas planets that could not support life.

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  • The discovery of a Jupiter-like "exoplanet" orbiting the star VB 10 is the first to be made using the astrometry method.

    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • Geoffrey Marcy, an astronomer at the University of California in Berkeley, said the extrasolar planet or "exoplanet" provides "the most watertight evidence so far for a planet that is something like our own Earth outside our solar system".

    The Guardian World News

  • Evidence suggests it has an atmosphere, and astronomers believe it to be more Earth-like than any "exoplanet" found outside the Solar System so far.

    Yahoo! News: Latest news headlines News Headlines | Top Stories

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