Proxima Centauri, in addition to being the closest star system to our own, is also the home of the closest exoplanet to Earth. The existence of this planet, Proxima b, was first announced in August of 2016 and then confirmed later that month. The news was met with a great deal of excitement, and a […]
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A team of European astronomers recently conducted the first use of AI to identify 56 new gravitational lenses from a mountain of survey data.
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A study led by researchers from the ESO has discovered an extremely hot Jupiter-sized exoplanet that has titanium oxide in its atmosphere
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A new research study by a group of astronomers, based on observation using the VLTI, has created the most detailed map of a star other than the Sun.
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A team of European astronomers accurately measured the orbit of a star around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky way, thus confirming predictions made by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity.
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A recent survey conducted by the Arecibo Observatory detected a strange radio signal coming from Ross 128, a star system just 11 light-year from Earth.
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Great progress is being made on the European Extremely Large Telescope. Construction of the dome and the main telescope was marked by the “First Stone” ceremony held at the telescope’s site in Chile.
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A new image of the Small Magellanic Cloud reveals its population of stars in stunningly rich detail.
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Once the E-ELT is completed in 2014, it will be the largest optical/infrared observatory in the world.
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In what is the biggest announcement in exoplanet-hunting history, NASA has announced the discovery of seven rocky exoplanets around a single star, three of which are potentially-habitable
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