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Cosmic collision produces neutrino

October 07, 2019
The volatile particle collected by the IceCube detector probably comes from the turbulent centre of a faraway galaxy [more]
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When dwarfs give birth to giants

September 26, 2019
A newly discovered exoplanet challenges current models pertaining to planet formation [more]
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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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