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June 23, 2021

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Space.com

“Seventy percent of all known exoplanets have been found by transits so far,” study lead author Lisa Kaltenegger, an astrophysicist and director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, told Space.com.

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EarthSky

Red sphere with large gray oval partly in front of it with brightness graph. A computer model of VVV-WIT-08, showing the star, a mystery disk passing in front of it and a smaller object inside the disk. Is this the true scenario? No one knows! Image via Leigh Smith/ …

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CNN

(CNN) As human civilization began to flourish on Earth about 5,000 years ago, 1,715 star systems within 326 light-years of Earth could have seen our planet over that time. And over the next 5,000 years, 319 more star systems will be able to see Earth.

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Space.com

The galaxy in question, NGC 1052-DF2 (or, simply, “DF2”) is already quite different from our own. DF2 is as vast as the Milky Way, but it has no bright center, no spiral arms, no supermassive black hole at its heart, and less than one percent of the Milky Way’s …

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Phys.Org

Typically located at the centers of galaxies, they feed on infalling matter and unleash fantastic torrents of radiation. Among the brightest objects in the universe, a quasar’s light outshines that of all the stars in its host galaxy combined, and its jets and winds shape …

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BBC News

The European Space Agency says it it “thrilled” by the number of people who have applied to join its astronaut corps. A total of 22,589 individuals filled out the online form – two-and-a-half times the interest level when Esa last ran a competitive process in 2008 …

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Phys.Org

Colorful organic materials have fascinated scientists already for more than 200 years. The color of an organic material typically arises from light-matter-interactions that involve electronic transitions such as charge transfer (CT) within or between organic …

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CBS News

Since then, engineers have been working to identify which component in the Science Instrument Command and Data Handling — SI C&DH — system is not working properly, determine if it can be recovered or whether to switch over to a backup.

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Space.com

“After performing tests on several of the computer’s memory modules, the results indicate that a different piece of computer hardware may have caused the problem, with the memory errors being only a symptom,” NASA officials wrote in a statement published …

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Livescience.com

Using data from the second run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), researchers from Oxford University spotted the charm meson — a tiny particle that contains both a matter and an antimatter version of the quark, the fundamental building block of matter — …

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