Astronomers 'find' a second planet orbiting Beta Pictoris due to extremely tiny wiggles by the first planet
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Astronomers 'find' a second planet orbiting Beta Pictoris due to extremely tiny wiggles by the first planet

Astronomers have achieved something new: They can now measure the orbit of an exoplanet by measuring its motion around the star. This is something
What is causing galaxies in the Virgo Cluster to die?
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What is causing galaxies in the Virgo Cluster to die?

Some galaxies die young. A galaxy is a vast structure made up of stars, dark matter, gas, dust and other elements. They are held together by mutual
Half-eaten exoplanet entrails in zombie stars show how weird alien worlds are
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Half-eaten exoplanet entrails in zombie stars show how weird alien worlds are

A white dwarf's strong gravity can cause the asteroids and rocky planets that orbit it to be ripped apart. A white dwarf's strong gravity can cause
Astronomers Detect a 'Tsunami' of Gravitational Waves. Here's Where They're Coming From
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Astronomers Detect a 'Tsunami' of Gravitational Waves. Here's Where They're Coming From

The largest haul to date from gravitational waves observation runs has been the most recent. The LIGO-Virgo interferometers registered a staggering
Creating ultra-diffuse galaxies
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Creating ultra-diffuse galaxies

A optical image of GMP 4348, an ultra-diffuse galaxie in the Coma group of galaxies. The scale bar indicates a distance of thirty two thousand
Astronomers Are Pushing for a Massive Alien-Hunting Telescope
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Astronomers Are Pushing for a Massive Alien-Hunting Telescope

It is three times larger than Hubble. Alien Hunters American astrophysicists are excited about the possibility of launching a space telescope to
US astronomers want a giant telescope to hunt for new Earth-like planets
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US astronomers want a giant telescope to hunt for new Earth-like planets

Astronomers will use spectroscopy to examine how light and matter interact. They will then begin to study the atmospheres large, hot planets in
There's a Weird Shape in The Middle of Andromeda, And Astronomers Finally Know Why
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There's a Weird Shape in The Middle of Andromeda, And Astronomers Finally Know Why

A mysteriously-shaped cluster of stars is located at the center the Andromeda Galaxy. It's approximately 2.5 million light years away from the Milky
Ultrahot, ultrafast explosion called 'the Camel' has astronomers puzzled
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Ultrahot, ultrafast explosion called 'the Camel' has astronomers puzzled

Illustration showing how a black hole is sucking material from its accretion disc. Camel explosion, which was recently discovered, could have been
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Astronomers may have spotted a planet in another galaxy for the first time

Exoplanet hunting is expanding beyond the Milky Way. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has detected signs that a planet might exist in another galaxy.