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MAGNIFYING STAR   A white dwarf, the core of a dead star, contorts the light of the sunlike star it orbits, as seen in an artist’s illustration. The white dwarf’s gravity amplifies the light from its companion each time the white dwarf passes between the other star and Earth. 

A LOT LIKE HOME  An Earth-sized planet capable of hosting liquid water and four other worlds orbit the cool red star Kepler-186, as seen in an artist’s illustration. The planet, found in data from the Kepler space telescope, is the smallest planet found in a star’s habitable zone. 

A bright arc, which is 1,200 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide, at the edge of Saturn's rings suggests that the planet may be making a new moon. 

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