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Galactic conveyor belts feed star formation

September 12, 2019
How magnetic fields push the formation of stars [more]
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Two Earth-like planets around one of the smallest stars, and a slim chance someone there might see Earth

June 18, 2019
An international team of astronomers has found two Earth-like planets around one of the smallest known stars known as “Teegarden’s star.” The planets, which orbit in the star’s habitable zone where liquid water is possible, are only a quarter and a third more massive than the Earth, respectively. The discovery helps complete our picture of the statistics of exoplanet prevalence, correcting implicit biases in earlier observations. Incidentally, hypothetical observers on those planets would soon be in a uniquely favorable position to detect our Earth, using the so-called transit method. The results have just been published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. [more]
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Exoplanet under the looking glass

March 27, 2019
New method allows precise determination of exoplanet's spectra and position [more]
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One helium droplet at a time

March 25, 2019
Simulating nature’s cosmic laboratory [more]
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As clouds fall apart, a new star is born

January 24, 2019
New observations reveal the physics behind the formation of a massive star cluster [more]
 
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