One year on this giant, blistering hot planet is just 16 hours long
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One year on this giant, blistering hot planet is just 16 hours long

The planet is close to its star at a distance of 1.5 million miles. Credit: NASA and G. More than 4,000 worlds have been found around stars
New deep learning method adds 301 planets to Kepler's total count
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New deep learning method adds 301 planets to Kepler's total count

Scientists think our galaxy contains millions of planets, despite the fact that over 4,5000 planets have been found around other stars. There are
Eggshell Planets Have a Thin Brittle Crust and No Mountains or Tectonics
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Eggshell Planets Have a Thin Brittle Crust and No Mountains or Tectonics

Planets without plate tectonics are not likely to be hospitable. We have never seen the surface of an exoplanet to determine if plate tectonics are
Rosetta's 'rubber ducky' comet makes closest approach to Earth, will disappear for 200 years
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Rosetta's 'rubber ducky' comet makes closest approach to Earth, will disappear for 200 years

Comet 67P is the famed target of Rosetta's Rosetta mission. It made its closest approach to Earth in Nov 2021. Comet 67P is the famed target of
How many moons does Saturn have? A lot more now: Dozens of new ones have just been found.
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How many moons does Saturn have? A lot more now: Dozens of new ones have just been found.

If you are asked how many moons Saturn has by someone, the correct answer would be "a lot". An alternative answer that is more accurate
Puzzling planets perpetrating perpendicular paths perplex people
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Puzzling planets perpetrating perpendicular paths perplex people

Illustration showing the rotation of WASP-79 star (left to right), and the orbital plane, motion and orbit of WASP-79b planet, which almost crosses
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Cop26: the final day – have we made any progress on saving the planet? – podcast

Science Weekly podcast is based in Glasgow. We are currently bringing you daily episodes from Cop26. Every morning, you'll hear from one member of
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
Where *isn't* Planet 9?
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Where *isn't* Planet 9?

Astronomers have been searching for another planet in our solar system for a while now. One that is larger than Earth and orbits the Sun much beyond
The Intense Pressurized Conditions of Earth's Outer Core Have Been Recreated in a Lab
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The Intense Pressurized Conditions of Earth's Outer Core Have Been Recreated in a Lab

The core of the planet is located thousands of kilometers below the surface of Earth, where it can be found under severe pressures and scorching