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Methane, water enshroud nearby Jupiter-like exoplanet

The Gemini Planet Imager has discovered and photographed its first planet, a methane-enshrouded gas giant much like Jupiter that may hold the key to understanding how large planets form in the swirling accretion disks around ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Astronomy
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Mysterious, massive, magnetic stars

A Canadian PhD student has discovered a unique object โ€“ two massive stars with magnetic fields in a binary system. Matt Shultz of Queen's University, Ontario, Canada found the system โ€“ Epsilon Lupi โ€“ and will publish ...

dateSep 11, 2015 in Astronomy
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Large eyes come at a high cost

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have shown that well-developed eyes come at a surprising cost to other organ systems. The study involving Mexican cavefish shows that the visual system can require between 5% and ...

dateSep 11, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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