Astronomy

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  1. Milky Way from the Antarctic Peninsula
    Space

    An Antarctic ice dome may offer the world’s clearest views of the night sky

    The highest point in East Antarctica could be an ideal place for an optical telescope, a new study finds.

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  2. Hyades star cluster
    Astronomy

    The star cluster closest to Earth is in its death throes

    Gaia spacecraft observations of stars’ motion within and fleeing the cluster suggest the 680-million-year-old Hyades has only 30 million years left.

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  3. star TYC 8998-760-1 with exoplanets
    Astronomy

    This is the first picture of a sunlike star with multiple exoplanets

    A first family portrait reveals a weird cousin of the solar system: a star about the mass of the sun orbited — distantly — by two massive gas giants.

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  4. Star cluster in the Rosette Nebula
    Astronomy

    Pinning down the sun’s birthplace just got more complicated

    Many astronomers think that the sun was born in a loose association of thousands of stars. A new study suggests there’s another possibility.

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  5. small 'campfire' flare on the sun
    Astronomy

    The closest images of the sun ever taken reveal ‘campfire’ flares

    The first images from Solar Orbiter, a NASA-European Space Agency spacecraft, show tiny, never-before-seen flares across the sun’s surface.

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  6. X-ray map of sky
    Space

    This is the most comprehensive X-ray map of the sky ever made

    A new X-ray map of the entire sky, using data from the eROSITA telescope’s first full scan, looks deeper into space than any other of its kind.

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  7. Gas giant core planet illustration
    Space

    A newfound exoplanet may be the exposed core of a gas giant

    A planet about 734 light-years away could be a former gas giant that lost its atmosphere or a failed giant that never finished growing.

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  8. Black hole light collision illustration
    Space

    Colliding black holes may have created a surprising flare of light

    A flare-up after a gravitational wave outburst may be the first sighting of light from colliding black holes.

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  9. inside the Borexino detector
    Particle Physics

    Physicists spot a new class of neutrinos from the sun

    Researchers with the Borexino experiment in Italy have detected neutrinos produced in the secondary fusion process taking place in the sun’s core.

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