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Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. They were detected as they passed in front of their parent star, the dwarf star TRAPPIST-1. Three of them lie in the habitable …
Astronomers have found a system of seven Earth-sized planets just 40 light-years away. They were detected as they passed in front …
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NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA …
NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit …
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By studying chemical signatures found in the stars, they are piecing together these evolutionary trees looking at how the stars formed and how they are connected to each other. The signatures act as a proxy …
By studying chemical signatures found in the stars, they are piecing together these evolutionary trees looking at how the stars …
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Sometimes, I think scientists are just that little bit too modest. A new paper in Science has a humdinger of a title: “Localized aliphatic organic material on the surface of Ceres”. It doesn’t exactly …
Sometimes, I think scientists are just that little bit too modest. A new paper in Science has a humdinger of …
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An international team of astronomers released the largest-ever compilation of exoplanet-detecting observations made using a technique called the radial velocity method. They demonstrated how these observations can be used to hunt for planets by detecting …
An international team of astronomers released the largest-ever compilation of exoplanet-detecting observations made using a technique called the radial velocity …
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An article recently published in the Astrophysical Journal by a team of IAC researchers show that bars in galaxies are rotating much more slowly than had been inferred by previous works.Why do the majority …
An article recently published in the Astrophysical Journal by a team of IAC researchers show that bars in galaxies are …
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Our love of black holes continues to grow as our knowledge of these celestial bodies expands. The latest news is the discovery of a rare "middleweight" black hole, a relative newcomer to the black hole …
Our love of black holes continues to grow as our knowledge of these celestial bodies expands. The latest news is …
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About 4.6 billion years ago, an enormous cloud of hydrogen gas and dust collapsed under its own weight, eventually flattening into a disk called the solar nebula. Most of this interstellar material contracted at the disk's …
About 4.6 billion years ago, an enormous cloud of hydrogen gas and dust collapsed under its own weight, eventually flattening into …
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For astronomers trying to understand which distant planets might have habitable conditions, the role of atmospheric haze has been hazy. To help sort it out, a team of researchers has been looking to Earth – specifically …
For astronomers trying to understand which distant planets might have habitable conditions, the role of atmospheric haze has been hazy. …
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Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new technique to discover the faintest galaxies yet seen in the early universe —10 times fainter than any previously seen. These galaxies will help astronomers …
Astronomers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new technique to discover the faintest galaxies yet seen …
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