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  1. image of the Whirlpool galaxy
    Astronomy

    Astronomers may have spotted the first known exoplanet in another galaxy

    The spiral-shaped Whirlpool galaxy may be the host of the first planet spotted outside of the Milky Way.

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  2. Hubble image of a cluster of galaxies with an inset image of galaxy MACS1149-JD1
    Astronomy

    The most distant rotating galaxy hails from 13.3 billion years ago

    Astronomers have spotted a rotating galaxy whose light comes from just 500 million years after the Big Bang.

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  3. illustration of AB Aurigae star
    Astronomy

    A newly discovered planet renews debate about how some giant worlds form

    An implosion of gas may have given birth to this young exoplanet, which orbits too far from its star to have been built up bit by bit, researchers say.

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  4. Good things come to astronomers who wait

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses the long-awaited launch of the James Webb Space Telescope and an update on our SN 10: Scientists to Watch.

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  5. origami satellite james webb
    Astronomy

    When James Webb launches, it will have a bigger to-do list than 1980s researchers suspected

    The James Webb Space Telescope has been in development for so long that space science has changed in the meantime.

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  6. image of galaxies in the sky with an inset showing newfound possible star
    Astronomy

    A star nicknamed ‘Earendel’ may be the most distant yet seen

    Analyzing Hubble Space Telescope images revealed a star whose light originates from about 12.9 billion light-years away, researchers say.

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  7. illustration of a steamy ocean horizon
    Astronomy

    New ideas on what makes a planet habitable could reshape the search for life

    New definitions of “habitable worlds” could include planets with global oceans under a steamy hydrogen atmosphere or exclude ones that started out habitable but lost all their water.

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  8. Illustration of the James Webb Space Telescope fully deployed
    Astronomy

    The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its new home at last

    The most powerful telescope ever launched still has a long to-do list before it can start doing science.

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  9. illustration of galaxy A1689-zD1 showing warmer gas in yellow in the middle and cooler gas in red spreading out
    Astronomy

    An otherwise quiet galaxy in the early universe is spewing star stuff

    Seen as it was 700 million years after the Big Bang, the galaxy churns out a relatively paltry number of stars. And yet it’s heaving gas into space.

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  10. a map of the milky way with dots that might indicate anti-matter stars
    Space

    These discoveries from 2021, if true, could shake up science

    Discoveries in 2021, from hidden subatomic particles to the oldest animal fossils, could shake up science. But more evidence is needed to confirm them.

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  11. illustration of ‘Oumuamua
    Space

    ‘Oumuamua may be a chip knocked off an icy, Pluto-like exoplanet

    If the first interstellar visitor were a shard of nitrogen ice, it would explain some of its unusual behavior when it passed through our solar system.

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  12. image of two galaxies, with an inset showing a bright spot
    Space

    A rush to watch a supernova exposed its last gasp before exploding

    By studying the final years of stars, scientists hope to find clues to help them recognize when other stars are about to blow.

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