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Have we made an object that could travel 1% the speed of light?

While 1% of anything doesn't sound like much, with light, that's still really fast - close to 7 million miles per hour! At 1% the speed of light, it would take a little over a second to get from Los Angeles to New York. This is more than 10,000 times faster than a commercial jet.

Nov 15th, 2021

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Simulations provide clue to missing planets mystery

New supercomputer simulations show that after creating a ring, a planet can move away and leave the ring behind. Not only does this bolster the planet theory for ring formation, the simulations show that a migrating planet can produce a variety of patterns matching those actually observed in disks.

Nov 12th, 2021

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Black hole found hiding in star cluster outside our galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a small black hole outside the Milky Way by looking at how it influences the motion of a star in its close vicinity. This is the first time this detection method has been used to reveal the presence of a black hole outside of our galaxy.

Nov 11th, 2021

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Discovering exoplanets using artificial intelligence

A team of astronomers used artificial intelligence (AI) applied to image recognition. They taught a machine to predict the effect of interactions between planets, making it possible to discover exoplanets that were impossible to detect until now.

Nov 11th, 2021

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Tread lightly: 'Eggshell planets' possible around other stars

Strange 'eggshell planets' are among the rich variety of exoplanets possible, according to a study. These rocky worlds have an ultra-thin outer brittle layer and little to no topography. Such worlds are unlikely to have plate tectonics, raising questions as to their habitability.

Nov 10th, 2021

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Galaxy murder mystery solved

Galaxies are being killed in one of the most extreme regions of the nearby Universe and astronomers think they know why. New findings provide the clearest evidence yet that the extreme environments surrounding galaxies can reach far within them and steal their molecular gas - the fuel needed to birth new stars and keep a galaxy alive.

Nov 2nd, 2021

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Explore the universe with virtual reality

Have you ever wanted to explore outer-space? Now you can, without leaving Earth, thanks to powerful, open-source beta software VIRUP that builds - in real-time - a virtual universe based on the most detailed contemporary astrophysical and cosmological data.

Nov 1st, 2021

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