An international team of scientists has developed the DARKNESS camera, which will allow astronomers to directly study planets around nearby stars.
New images from the European Southern Observatory show the stunning variety of discs of gas and dust that surround young stars.
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According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is likely to be delayed again, and exceed its cost cap.
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The Hubble has detected a massive dust cloud 150 billion miles across around the young star HR 4796A.
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A team of astronomers recently discovered a system of three exoplanets that are just 100 light years from Earth, making them ideal for future studies
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Scientists at Arizona State University wanted to find out what peoples’ reactions would be to the announcement of the discovery of alien life. The result? We’re mostly looking forward to it.
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The ESO’s ESPRESSO instrument is getting all four of the telescopes at the Very Large Telescope to play nicely together, and the results will excite even the most discovery-weary space fan.
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Scientists have been hard at work trying to determine the densities of the TRAPPIST-1 planets, and it looks like water is abundant in the TRAPPIST system.
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Thanks to a new study performed by a pair of astrophysicists from the University of Oklahoma, the first extra-galactic planets have now been discovered!
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