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Hubble Observes ‘Flapping’ Shadow of HBC 672’s Planet-Forming Disk

Hubble Observes ‘Flapping’ Shadow of HBC 672’s Planet-Forming Disk

See the original article here: Hubble Observes ‘Flapping’ Shadow of HBC 672’s Planet-Forming Disk Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured striking images of HBC 672’s unseen protoplanetary disk casting a huge shadow across a more distant cloud in a star-forming region. This Hubble image shows the Serpens Nebula, a stellar nursery about 1,300 light-years away. Within the

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Compact System of Super-Earths Found around Lacaille 9352

Compact System of Super-Earths Found around Lacaille 9352

See the original article here: Compact System of Super-Earths Found around Lacaille 9352 A team of astronomers from the RedDots project has discovered two super-Earths and a candidate planet orbiting the nearby 4.57-billion-year-old red dwarf star Lacaille 9352 . An artist’s impression of the multiplanetary system of super-Earths orbiting the nearby red dwarf star Lacaille 9352. Image credit: Mark Garlick.

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Saturn’s Large Moon Titan is Drifting Away 100 Times Faster Than Anyone Knew

Saturn’s large moon Titan is drifting away 100 times faster than anyone knew

See the original article here: Saturn’s large moon Titan is drifting away 100 times faster than anyone knew Titan orbiting Saturn, as seen by the Cassini spacecraft on May 12, 2012. Image via NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ Space Science Institute. Researchers knew that Saturn’s largest moon, Titan , is gradually moving away from its planet, just as Earth’s moon is slowly orbiting

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Our Milky Way Galaxy May Be Teeming With Ocean Worlds

Our Milky Way galaxy may be teeming with ocean worlds

See the original article here: Our Milky Way galaxy may be teeming with ocean worlds This visualization depicts NASA’s Cassini spacecraft flying through plumes on Enceladus in October 2015. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Far-off alien planets covered in vast oceans might be common in our Milky Way galaxy, scientists find. ” Ocean worlds ” are terrestrial planets that have significant amounts

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Scientists Discover “Mirror Image” Of Sun & Earth In Deep Space

Scientists Discover "Mirror Image" Of Sun & Earth In Deep Space

See the original article here: Scientists Discover “Mirror Image” Of Sun & Earth In Deep Space Western researchers have discovered a mysterious exoplanet less than twice the size of Earth orbiting around a distant Sun-like star that could support life, making it the closest analog to the Earth-Sun system. The discovery of the exoplanet KOI-456.04 orbiting the star Kepler-160 —

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Quantum ‘Fifth State of Matter’ Observed in Space for First Time

Quantum ‘fifth state of matter’ observed in space for first time

A team of NASA scientists unveiled the first results from Bose-Einstein condensates experiments aboard the International Space Station. Image: NASA/AFP via AFP Relaxnews Scientists have observed the fifth state of matter in space for the first time, offering unprecedented insight that could help solve some of the quantum universe’s most intractable conundrums, research showed Thursday. Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) — the

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Saturn’s Moon Titan Is Drifting Off Into Space, NASA Says

Saturn’s Moon Titan Is Drifting Off Into Space, NASA Says

Many moons, including our own, gradually creep farther and farther out into space. And while these celestial escapes occur at nearly imperceptibly-slow paces, NASA researchers just found out that Saturn’s moon Titan is escaping at 100 times the pace they had previously thought — a discovery that could force […] See more about this here: Saturn’s Moon Titan Is Drifting

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