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How to find an exoplanet part 2

In the Exoplanet Era, we are learning that planets abound in the cosmos. ESO/M. Kornmesser Click for a full size image How to find an exoplanet (part 2) The search for planets around other star systems has been going on ...

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How to find an exoplanet part 1

In the Exoplanet Era, we are learning that planets abound in the cosmos. ESO/M. Kornmesser Click for a full size image How to find an exoplanet (part 1) The search for planets around other star systems has been going on ...

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Stars in Milky Way have moved

A single frame from an animation shows how stellar orbits in the Milky Way can change. It shows two pairs of stars (marked as red and blue) in which each pair started in the same orbit, and then one star ...

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Secrets of stars unlocked through aluminium

The gas cell target and silicon detector array inside the TUDA scattering chamber at TRIUMF Credit: Jessica Tomlinson Secrets of stars unlocked through Aluminium Physicists at the University of York have revealed a new understanding of nucleosynthesis in stars, providing ...

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First Stars Might Have Had Twins

First Stars Might Have Had Twins For years, astronomers have thought that the first stars born in the universe formed alone, but new simulation results suggest that some of them may have had partners. The first stars began as cold ...

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Some stars capture rogue planets

In this artist’s conception, a captured world drifts at the outer edge of a distant star system, so far from its Sun-like host that the star’s disk is barely resolvable at upper right. New research shows that one in 20 ...

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Medieval cosmology meets modern mathematics

Medieval cosmology meets modern mathematics When imagining medieval Europe, most people envision knights and castles and maybe cathedrals. Science is usually nowhere in the picture. Apart from monks copying manuscripts, intellectual activity in the Middle Ages was supposedly on the ...

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First Earth-sized Rocky Exoplanet Found

A team of astronomers has found the first Earth-sized planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth. This exoplanet, known as Kepler-78b, orbits its star very closely every 8.5 hours, making it much too ...

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The Galaxy Erupts

Our Milky Way galaxy is a vast collection of stars, gas, and dust, spread out into flat disk with embedded spiral arms and a central hub of stars like a squashed ball. You wouldn’t think that a structure half the ...

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