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Some planets may be better for life than Earth

Earth is not necessarily the best planet in the universe. Researchers have identified two dozen planets outside our solar system that may have conditions more suitable for life than our own. Some of these orbit stars that may be better than even our sun.

Oct 5th, 2020

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Hubble watches exploding star fade into oblivion

Now you see it, now you don't. Though stars explode at the rate of one per second in the vast universe, it's rare to get a time-lapse movie of one fading into obscurity. This disappearing act, in a galaxy 70 million light-years away, was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope as part of a program to measure the universe's expansion rate.

Oct 1st, 2020

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Remnants of an ancient asteroid shed new light on the early solar system

Researchers have shaken up a once accepted timeline for cataclysmic events in the early solar system. It was once thought that this period had a relatively sudden onset, but a research team has found evidence that this bombardment period may have started much earlier, and decreased in intensity over time.

Sep 27th, 2020

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The ring around the M 87* black hole shadow glitters

In 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration delivered the first image of a black hole, revealing M 87* - the supermassive object in the center of M87. Astronomers,have now analyzed archival data sets from 2009-2013, some of them not published before.

Sep 23rd, 2020

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