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Closest temperate world orbiting quiet star discovered

A team working with ESO's High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) at the La Silla Observatory in Chile has found that the red dwarf star Ross 128 is orbited by a low-mass exoplanet every 9.9 days. This Earth-sized ...

dateNov 15, 2017 in Astronomy
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Zwicky Transient Facility sees 'first light'

A new robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image of the sky—an event astronomers refer to as "first light." The camera is the centerpiece ...

dateNov 14, 2017 in Astronomy
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