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Federica Coppari uses the world’s most powerful laser to recreate the cores of distant worlds.
Scientists have long struggled to understand how common planets form. A new supercomputer simulation shows that the missing ingredient may be magnetism.
A new proposal would use quantum hard drives to combine the light of multiple telescopes, letting astronomers create incredibly high-resolution optical images.
By watching for a special kind of flare, astronomers have identified the fingerprints of an Earth-size planet orbiting a distant star.
The astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won half of the prize for their 1995 discovery of a Jupiter-like planet orbiting a nearby star. The cosmologist James Peebles won the other half for work exploring the structure of the universe.
After an interstellar asteroid shot past the sun, scientists realized that there’s probably a lot of itinerant rocks out there.
Astronomers have discovered a complex planetary system still swirling into existence.
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