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Where are all the exomoons? The hunt for worlds orbiting alien planets

Moons circling exoplanets would be some of the most promising places to look for life outside our solar system.

Now, we might finally be about to find these elusive objects.

YEARS ago, when David Kipping lived in London, he would walk home through the city and look up at the moon.

As an astronomer, its faintly glowing presence served as a nightly source of inspiration.

“It was a reminder that moons were waiting for us around exoplanets,” he says.

“It just made sense that we should look for them.”

Finding exomoons – natural …

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