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A trio of super-Earths

Today, at an international conference, a team of European astronomers announced a remarkable breakthrough in the field of extra-solar planets. Using the HARPS instrument at the ESO La Silla Observatory, they ...

Jun 16, 2008 4.7 / 5 (42) 0

The star that should not exist

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of European astronomers has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to track down a star in the Milky Way that many thought was impossible. They discovered that this star is composed ...

Aug 31, 2011 4.8 / 5 (36) 84 | with audio podcast

Students discover unique planet

The students were testing a method of investigating the light fluctuations of thousands of stars in the OGLE database in an automated way. The brightness of one of the stars was found to decrease for two hours ...

Dec 04, 2008 4.6 / 5 (35) 1

Violent flickering in Black Holes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Unique observations of the flickering light from the surroundings of two black holes provide new insights into the colossal energy that flows at their hearts. By mapping out how well the variations ...

Oct 15, 2008 4.7 / 5 (31) 7