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What Will the James Webb Space Telescope See? A Whole Bunch of Dust, That’s What

When it comes to the first galaxies, the James Webb Space Telescope will attempt to understand the formation of those galaxies and their link to the underlying dark matter. In ...
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A near-infrared, color mosaic from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the sun glinting off of Titan's north polar seas

Titan’s deep lakes more Earth-like than previously thought

If you're planning to go boating on Saturn's moon Titan, bring your lengthier anchor cables. Based on radar data returned by NASA's Cassini orbiter in April 2017 during its final ...
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Artist's conception of HD 21749c, the first Earth-sized planet found by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS), as well as its sibling, HD 21749b, a warm sub-Neptune-sized world.

TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world, according to a new paper from a team ...
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Messier 3: Containing an incredible half-million stars, this 8-billion-year-old cosmic bauble is one of the largest and brightest globular clusters ever discovered.

Hubble peers at cosmic blue bauble

Globular clusters are inherently beautiful objects, but the subject of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, Messier 3, is commonly acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful of them ...
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Life May Be Evolving on the Closest Alien Planet to Earth

Life May Be Evolving on the Closest Alien Planet to Earth

A few decades ago, we didn’t know if there were any planets outside our solar system. Thanks to advances in astronomy like Hubble and the Kepler Telescope, we now know ...
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The first-ever image of a black hole was released Wednesday by a consortium of researchers, showing the "black hole at the center of galaxy M87, outlined by emission from hot gas swirling around it under the influence of strong gravity near its event horizon."

The First-Ever Close-Up of a Black Hole

You're looking at the brand-new, first-ever close-up picture of a black hole. This image of the black hole M87 at the center of the Virgo A galaxy is the result ...
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Brazilian researchers have identified robust signs of the existence of a giant object

Astronomers find evidence of a planet with a mass almost 13 times that of Jupiter

In the past three decades, almost 4,000 planet-like objects have been discovered orbiting isolated stars outside the solar system (exoplanets). Beginning in 2011, it was possible to use NASA's Kepler ...
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Now We Know That Dark Matter Isn’t Primordial Black Holes

Now We Know That Dark Matter Isn’t Primordial Black Holes

For over fifty years, scientists have theorized that roughly 85% of matter in the Universe’s is made up of a mysterious, invisible mass. Since then, multiple observation campaigns have indirectly ...
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Astronomers have found two galaxies that appear devoid of dark matter, which they argue is in fact strong evidence of the elusive particle's existence.

Two Unusual Galaxies Shake Up the Dark Matter Debate, Again

When it comes to the nature of dark matter, astronomers are still largely, well, in the dark. The existence of this mysterious substance was hypothesized more than 40 years ago ...
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