News tagged with stars

What in the world is an exoplanet?

Step outside on a clear night, and you can be sure of something our ancestors could only imagine: Every star you see likely plays host to at least one planet.

dateApr 17, 2018 in Astronomy
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Life beyond Earth—no plate tectonics, no problem

Scientists looking for life on distant planets are making plans to search non-Earth-like planets based on discoveries within our solar system that are challenging long-standing ideas about habitable zones, plate tectonics ...

dateMar 28, 2018 in Astronomy
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Dead star circled by light

New images from ESO's Very Large Telescope and other telescopes reveal a rich landscape of stars and glowing clouds of gas in one of our closest neighboring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud. The pictures have allowed ...

dateApr 05, 2018 in Astronomy
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