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Astronomers detect precious element in space

Astronomers have detected a rare gas 4000 light years away from Earth. The discovery, made using the largest antenna of NASA's Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex, could help scientists to understand more about the history of this important element.

Posted: May 13th, 2016

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Planet Nine: A world that shouldn't exist

Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto. Since then theorists have puzzled over how this planet could end up in such a distant orbit.

Posted: May 3rd, 2016

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Planetary striptease

Astronomers show that the atmospheres of super-Earths are blown away by radiation from their host stars.

Posted: Apr 18th, 2016

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