What is the Gravitational Microlensing Method?
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What is the Gravitational Microlensing Method?

The hunt for extra-solar planets sure has heated up in the past decade. Thanks to…

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Supermassive Black Holes can Turn Star Formation On and Off in a Large Galaxy
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Supermassive Black Holes can Turn Star Formation On and Off in a Large Galaxy

In the 1970s, astronomers discovered that a particularly large black hole (Sagittarius A*) existed at…

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Pleiades in Binoculars
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Pleiades in Binoculars

When winter is here, so is one of the most magnificent star clusters in the…

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A century of galaxy discrimination revealed by giant European astronomy survey
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A century of galaxy discrimination revealed by giant European astronomy survey

The Herschel ATLAS (H-ATLAS) was a survey carried out by an international team led by researchers at…

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Astronomers Figure Out a New Way to Search for Planets at Alpha Centauri
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Astronomers Figure Out a New Way to Search for Planets at Alpha Centauri

At a distance of 4.37 light-years from Earth, Alpha Centauri is the nearest star system…

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What is the Radial Velocity Method?
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What is the Radial Velocity Method?

Welcome back to our series on Exoplanet-Hunting methods! Today, we look at another widely-used and…

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Mysterious Filament is Stretching Down Towards the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole
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Mysterious Filament is Stretching Down Towards the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Maybe Mars and Earth Didn’t Form Close to Each Other
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Maybe Mars and Earth Didn’t Form Close to Each Other

In recent years, astronomers have been looking to refine our understanding of how the Solar…

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NASA Develops new Tool for the Search of Extra-Terrestrial Life
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NASA Develops new Tool for the Search of Extra-Terrestrial Life

While the opinions of experts on the likelihood of extra-terrestrial life (and our ability to…

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New Study Finds ‘Winking’ Star May Be Devouring Wrecked Planets
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New Study Finds ‘Winking’ Star May Be Devouring Wrecked Planets

RZ Piscium is located about 550 light-years away in the constellation Pisces. During its erratic…

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