5 Amazing Exoplanets! - The Countdown #33

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Exoplanet colour confirmed for first time: it's blue, but not pale — and nothing like Earth (Scientific American Blog Network)
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/basic-space/2013/07/11/exoplanet-colour-confirmed-for-first-time-its-blue-but-not-pale-and-nothing-like-earth?WT.mc_id=SA_spacelab_meta

Diamond 'Super-Earth' May Not be Quite as Precious (University of Arizona)
http://uanews.org/story/diamond-super-earth-may-not-be-quite-as-precious-ua-graduate-student-finds

Strange Exoplanet's 'Backwards' Orbit Explained by Extra Star, Planet (Space.com)
http://www.space.com/19421-backward-alien-planet-orbit-discovery.html

Astronomers Find Most Ancient Planet Yet (Scientific American)
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=astronomers-find-most-anc&WT.mc_id=SA_spacelab_meta

Darkest Planet Found: Coal-Black, It Reflects Almost No Light (National Geographic)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/08/110812-new-planet-darkest-black-coal-kipping-science-space-kepler/

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