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Researchers Find Four Alien Planets Orbiting Newborn Star
October 16, 2018
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Researchers Find Four Alien Planets Orbiting Newborn Star

Astronomers have identified a young star with four alien planets orbiting around it. This system lies 500 light-years from Earth. The newfound star is CI Tau which is just 2 million years old. In comparison, our own star is nearly 5 billion years old. A swirling clump of dust and gas, a protoplanetary disk, surrounds the...

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Have We Discovered The First Exomoon?
October 03, 2018
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Have We Discovered The First Exomoon?

Astronomers have collected compelling evidence for the discovery of what could be an exomoon, a moon outside our solar system. If the discovery turns out to be true, this would be the first time astronomers find a moon orbiting a planet outside our Solar System. Data shows that the moon orbits a gas-giant planet 8,000...

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Milky Way Died Once, This Is Its Second Life
August 28, 2018
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Milky Way Died Once, This Is Its Second Life

Calculations show that our galactic home, the Milky Way, died at some point in its history. So, we are now in its second life. Academics at Tohoku University believe the Milky Way experienced a dark age when the formation of new stars dramatically stopped. Astronomer Masafumi Noguchi from the Tohoku University has made some...

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Astronomers Observe First Coronal Mass Ejection from Other Star
August 14, 2018
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Astronomers Observe First Coronal Mass Ejection from Other Star

Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) appears when a star spews a glob of plasma and charged particles from its corona into surrounding space. CMEs on our Sun occur almost every day and we’ve known about them since 1971. But this is the first time astronomers have identified it on another star. “People have looked for this for a long...

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Milky Way’s Long-Lost Sibling Was Eaten By Andromeda
July 23, 2018
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Milky Way’s Long-Lost Sibling Was Eaten By Andromeda

Scientists at the University of Michigan found that our closest large galactic neighbor has cannibalized Milky Way’s long-lost sibling.  It turns out the Milky Way galaxy once had a sibling named M32p. A new study has concluded that Andromeda shredded it about 2 billion years ago. Researchers published the study online...

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Einstein is Right Again – All Objects Fall the Same Way
July 05, 2018
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Einstein is Right Again – All Objects Fall the Same Way

Astronomers find more evidence that Einstein got gravity right. One of his predictions was that all objects fall the same way despite their mass or composition. Until now Einstein’s equations have passed all tests. Even his theory of falling objects has passed tests here on Earth. But scientists weren’t sure if the...

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Black Hole Eating a Star Seen For The First Time
June 14, 2018
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Black Hole Eating a Star Seen For The First Time

Astronomers observe for the first time a monster black hole eating a star and throwing an enormous blast. The study relies on 10 years of observations. The new research relies on observations from a group of well-known telescopes. This may help astronomers locate black holes in the future. As the black hole rips the star...

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Nanodiamonds Causing Mysterious Stars’ Microwaves
June 12, 2018
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Nanodiamonds Causing Mysterious Stars’ Microwaves

Observations show that tiny particles of diamond (nanodiamonds) are responsible for the mysterious source of microwaves across the Milky Way. Astronomers have always struggled over the exact source of a strange type of faint microwave light. The source comes from far across the Milky Way. They call this ‘glow’ of...

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Three Earth-Sized Planets Found 160 Light-Years Away
June 08, 2018
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Three Earth-Sized Planets Found 160 Light-Years Away

Astronomers collected data from the K2 mission of NASA’s Kepler satellite. Thus, finding three Earth-sized planets in a solar system 160 light-years away. These mysterious worlds lie in the constellation of the Sextant at 50 parsecs from the Sun. They orbit too close to their parent star. Therefore, they may be too hot...

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Possible Signs of Water Found in Unique Exoplanet – WASP-127b
June 01, 2018
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Possible Signs of Water Found in Unique Exoplanet – WASP-127b

The new discovery is unlike anything in our Solar System. Researchers from the University of Cambridge are investigating the gaseous exoplanet, WASP-127b. They have identified ‘fingerprints’ of multiple metals and in one of the least dense exoplanets ever found. For this investigation, scientists at the University of...

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