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Putting a young exoplanet on the scales for the first time
Astronomy Now Online
Using data from the European Space Agency's Gaia spacecraft and its predecessor, the long-retired Hipparcos, astronomers have managed to deduce the mass of a young exoplanet for the first time, an achievement made possible by more than a quarter ...

Astronomers reveal OLDEST galaxies in the universe in bombshell study
The astounding discovery was made by international researchers at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Durham University in the UK. The astronomers touted the unprecedented discovery as “hugely exciting” and likened it to finding the ...

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Astronomy Magazine

One-third of known planets may be enormous ocean worlds
Astronomy Magazine
Water is a key ingredient for life — and new research suggests we might find it all over the galaxy. Scientists looked at the mass of super-Earths, a kind of planet common across the cosmos but not present in our own solar system. These rocky worlds ...
Water-World Exoplanets Are Common in Milky Way Galaxy, Astronomers

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Plan to launch astronomy lover's ashes into space foiled after balloon bursts over Kent countryside
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A plan to launch a deceased astronomy fan's ashes into space was foiled after the balloon carrying his remains burst over the Kent countryside. The family and friends of Phil Robson, who died last October aged 65, are desperately trying to locate his ...
Mistake as astronomer's ashes scattered over KentSky News

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