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A super-Earth found in our stellar back yard

An artist’s impression of the surface of the planet orbiting Barnard’s Star. ESO - M. Kornmesser The potential discovery of a planet orbiting Barnard’s Star – the second closest stellar system to the Sun –...
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A Goblin could guide us to a mystery planet thought to exist in the...

Pluto’s ghoulish cousin, 2015 TG387, lurks in the distant reaches of our own Solar System. Illustration byRoberto Molar Candanosa and Scott Sheppard, courtesy ofCarnegie Institution for Science. Out in the depths of the Solar system, astronomers recently...
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Five in a row – the planets align in the night sky

Enjoying the planets lined up in a row.Derek Bruff/flickr For the second time this year, the five brightest planets can be seen at the same time. You can catch them by looking towards the western...