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Have we made an object that could travel 1% the speed of light?

While 1% of anything doesn't sound like much, with light, that's still really fast - close to 7 million miles per hour! At 1% the speed of light, it would take a little over a second to get from Los Angeles to New York. This is more than 10,000 times faster than a commercial jet.

Nov 15th, 2021

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Simulations provide clue to missing planets mystery

New supercomputer simulations show that after creating a ring, a planet can move away and leave the ring behind. Not only does this bolster the planet theory for ring formation, the simulations show that a migrating planet can produce a variety of patterns matching those actually observed in disks.

Nov 12th, 2021

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Black hole found hiding in star cluster outside our galaxy

Astronomers have discovered a small black hole outside the Milky Way by looking at how it influences the motion of a star in its close vicinity. This is the first time this detection method has been used to reveal the presence of a black hole outside of our galaxy.

Nov 11th, 2021

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Discovering exoplanets using artificial intelligence

A team of astronomers used artificial intelligence (AI) applied to image recognition. They taught a machine to predict the effect of interactions between planets, making it possible to discover exoplanets that were impossible to detect until now.

Nov 11th, 2021

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Tread lightly: 'Eggshell planets' possible around other stars

Strange 'eggshell planets' are among the rich variety of exoplanets possible, according to a study. These rocky worlds have an ultra-thin outer brittle layer and little to no topography. Such worlds are unlikely to have plate tectonics, raising questions as to their habitability.

Nov 10th, 2021

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