New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star

A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the making, according to a study published Monday.

Total annihilation for supermassive stars

A renegade star exploding in a distant galaxy has forced astronomers to set aside decades of research and focus on a new breed of supernova that can utterly annihilate its parent star—leaving no remnant behind. The signature ...

A new lens for life-searching space telescopes

The University of Arizona Richard F. Caris Mirror Laboratory is a world leader in the production of the world's largest telescope mirrors. In fact, it is currently fabricating mirrors for the largest and most advanced earth-based ...

July heatwave up to 3C hotter due to climate change

The record-shattering heatwave that baked much of northern Europe last month was likely between 1.5 to 3.0 degrees Celsius hotter due to manmade climate change, an international team of scientists said Friday.

UN chief: Data shows July equaled or surpassed hottest month

The latest data from the World Meteorological Organization shows the month of July "at least equaled if not surpassed the hottest month in recorded history"—and it followed the hottest June ever, U.N. Secretary-General ...

How valuable is financial aid to low-income students?

In the 2015-16 academic year, students received $28 billion in Federal Pell Grants. The monetary assistance helps students who display exceptional financial need pay for their tuition. But more than the dollar amount is how ...

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