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An Exoplanet Orbiting A Baby Star

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has made a remarkable discovery while studying the baby star “AU Mic” – it has an exoplanet about the same distance as Neptune is from our star.

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Black Hole Discoveries

While LIGO and Virgo are detecting gravitational waves of a black hole potentially swallowing a tiny neighbouring object, astronomers have spotted the biggest quasar way out in the depths of the early universe.

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A Hot Start for Pluto

At the beginning of the solar system Pluto may have been bombarded by rocky material in much the same way as the inner planets. That means, according to researchers, there may be an ocean locked away under the surface…

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Starlink Tests Begin

SpaceX’s Starlink has put the call out for members of the public to test their network but the catch is only folks in the far northern hemisphere have access, but the speeds potentially on offer are astronomical..

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A Busy Weekend of Rocket Launches

Last weekend was a busy one for low Earth orbit. Three private companies attempted to launch three separate rockets into orbit – and while only SpaceX & Rocket Lab were successful, the Japanese attempt marked a step forward in their endeavour.

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Almost a Perfect Clone

Astronomers have stumbled on what could be mistaken for a clone of our own solar system. And while the discovery is yet to be confirmed, all signs are promising for this find.

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