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First exoplanet visible light spectrum

Astronomers using the HARPS planet-hunting machine at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile have made the first-ever direct detection of the spectrum of visible light reflected off an exoplanet. These observations ...

dateApr 22, 2015 in Astronomy
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US settles case over fake Facebook page (Update)

The Justice Department has reached a $134,000 settlement with a New York woman after federal drug agents used information from her cellphone to set up a fake Facebook page in her identity, a tactic that raised privacy concerns ...

dateJan 20, 2015 in Other
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New exoplanet-hunting telescopes on Paranal

The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) has achieved first light at ESO's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. This project will search for transiting exoplanets—planets that pass in front of their ...

dateJan 14, 2015 in Astronomy
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