Mysterious exoplanet shouldn’t exist where it is

An out-of-place exoplanet seems to have escaped being destroyed when its parent star began to die. New research sheds light on how that happened.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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If wormholes exist, this is how we might find one

If wormholes, bridges between regions in spacetime, are more than just a sci-fi fantasy, researchers may have a way to detect them.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Gold and other heavy elements come from the stars

Where do the universe's heavy elements, like gold and platinum, actually come from? New evidence points to the stars.

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Galaxy hunters find footprints from mysterious ‘monster’

Astronomers accidentally caught a glimpse of an "invisible" galaxy so mysterious that scientists weren't sure it actually existed.

U. Arizona | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
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Gas ‘waterfalls’ fill gaps from forming planets

Gas from the upper reaches of the protoplanetary disk flows in to fill gaps that forming planets create near nearly formed stars, research finds.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
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New model could explain mysterious cycle behind sunspots

The number of sunspots peaks every 11 years, but researchers have never understood exactly why. A new model may clear things up.

Hannah Hickey-UW | Sept. 19, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Big questions: What does the universe look like?

What does the universe look like? Get the answer to this and other spacey questions straight from the experts in this video.

Drew Sykes-NC State | Sept. 11, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Team models climate on each Trappist-1 exoplanet

"This is a whole sequence of planets that can give us insight into the evolution of planets... It's just a gold mine."

Peter Kelley-U. Washington | Sept. 6, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

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Team hunts for ‘optical counterparts’ of gravitational waves

Ever since the detection of gravitational waves, researchers have been searching for the bursts of light that may accompany the collisions that cause them.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Giant planet is more than 2,800x the mass of Earth

Astronomers have discovered a new planet around a nearby star that is nine times the mass of Jupiter and more than 2,800 times the mass of Earth.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity
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