Astronomy

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A distant planet known as Kepler-62f could be habitable, a team of astronomers reports. The planet, which is about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Lyra, is approximately 40 percent larger than …
A distant planet known as Kepler-62f could be habitable, a team of astronomers reports. The planet, which is about 1,200 …
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The first direct detection of gravitational waves on 14 September 2015 proved that massive objects can ripple the structure of space, verifying a key prediction of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The second detection, made …
The first direct detection of gravitational waves on 14 September 2015 proved that massive objects can ripple the structure of space, verifying …
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On March 14, Europe is scheduled to launch its first of two missions to Mars to investigate the planet’s atmosphere and find evidence of past life under its surface. Franck Montmessin, CNRS researcher and principal …
On March 14, Europe is scheduled to launch its first of two missions to Mars to investigate the planet’s atmosphere …
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A momentous signal from space has confirmed decades of theorizing on black holes — and launched a new era of gravitational-wave astronomy. The event was catastrophic on a cosmic scale — a merger of black holes that …
A momentous signal from space has confirmed decades of theorizing on black holes — and launched a new era of gravitational-wave …
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We've already talked about how you're living at the center of the universe. Now, I'm not going to say that the whole universe revolves around you… but we both know it does. So does this …
We've already talked about how you're living at the center of the universe. Now, I'm not going to say that …
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An international team of astronomers including Carnegie's Paul Butler has found clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System. The new world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool …
An international team of astronomers including Carnegie's Paul Butler has found clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the …
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Using the Atacama Large Millimeter-submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have accumulated several observations of millimeter-waves from faint galaxies throughout the universe. By comparing ALMA observations with optical and infrared data from Hubble and the Subaru Telescope, …
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter-submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have accumulated several observations of millimeter-waves from faint galaxies throughout the universe. …
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It takes a little imagination to wish some favorite fictional universes into existence. But, for legions of "Star Trek" fans, they don’t have to wish: one star system really exists in our …
It takes a little imagination to wish some favorite fictional universes into existence. But, for legions of "Star Trek&…
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Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Harvard University have developed a new algorithm that could help astronomers produce the first image of a black hole. The algorithm would stitch together …
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Harvard University have developed a new algorithm that could …
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A team of researchers has shed more light into what was believed to be a binary system revealing that the system is in fact comprising of three stars and a planet. Named KELT-4Ab, the …
A team of researchers has shed more light into what was believed to be a binary system revealing that the …
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