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Two new Saturn-mass exoplanets discovered

(Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has detected two new giant alien worlds circling distant stars. The newly found planets are estimated to be as massive as Saturn and are orbiting M dwarfs beyond the snow ...

dateMay 08, 2017 in Astronomy report
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Image: Looking into the Cheops telescope tube

Seen here is a Cheops team member reflected in the satellite's main mirror, and framed by the black internal surface of the telescope tube. The back of the secondary mirror is seen at the centre of the image, held in place ...

dateMay 08, 2017 in Astronomy
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Does Jupiter have a solid core?

The gas giants have always been a mystery to us. Due their dense and swirling clouds, it is impossible to get a good look inside them and determine their true structure. Given their distance from Earth, it is time-consuming ...

dateMay 08, 2017 in Space Exploration
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