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Mysterious happenings around the star KIC 846852

The Kepler satellite was designed to search for Earth-sized planets in the habitable zone of stars by measuring dips in a star's brightness as orbiting planets move across the stellar disc (transits). Its sensitive camera ...

dateMay 16, 2016 in Astronomy
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Friendly giants have cozy habitable zones too

It is a well-known fact that all stars have a lifespan. This begins with their formation, then continues through their main sequence phase (which constitutes the majority of their life) before ending in death. In most cases, ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Astronomy
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