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'Planet confusion' could slow Earth-like exoplanet exploration

When it comes to directly imaging Earth-like exoplanets orbiting faraway stars, seeing isn't always believing. A new study finds that next-generation telescopes used to see exoplanets could confuse Earth-like planets with other types of planets in the same solar system.

Sep 30th, 2021

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Hubble finds early, massive galaxies running on empty

When the universe was about 3 billion years old, just 20% of its current age, it experienced the most prolific period of star birth in its history. But when astronomers gazed toward cosmic objects in this period, they found something odd: six early, massive, 'dead' galaxies that had run out of the cold hydrogen gas needed to make stars.

Sep 22nd, 2021

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Largest virtual universe free for anyone to explore

An international team of researchers has generated an entire virtual universe, and made it freely available on the cloud to everyone. Uchuu (meaning 'Outer Space' in Japanese) is the largest and most realistic simulation of the Universe to date.

Sep 10th, 2021

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