Scientists Spot Nearby 'super-earth'

Scientists spot nearby 'super-Earth'

Astronomers announced this week they found a water-rich and relatively nearby planet that's similar in size to Earth.

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    10/19/2017 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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    10/19/2017 - 4:09 am | View Link
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    10/18/2017 - 9:55 am | View Link
  • Scientists spot stars crashing together in collision that shook the universe... and produced gold
    Berkeley professor of astronomy and physics Eliot Quataert said, ‘We were anticipating LIGO finding a neutron star merger in the coming years but to see it so nearby — for astronomers — and so bright in normal light has exceeded all of our wildest ...
    10/16/2017 - 10:42 pm | View Link
  • Scientists witness huge collision of two neutron stars, find origins of gold
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    10/16/2017 - 11:05 am | View Link
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    10/13/2017 - 10:20 pm | View Website
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    09/4/2017 - 6:34 pm | View Website
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    07/18/2017 - 1:12 pm | View Website
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    07/18/2017 - 3:18 am | View Website
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    07/13/2017 - 10:54 am | View Website
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