In the Cosmos

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Blue and lonely planet found

Blue and lonely planet found

Astronomers have found what seems to be a planet wandering on its own through space without a parent star. The image above shows an artist’s impression of it.

Planets like the earth orbit the […]

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Black hole drives hot jets

Black hole drives hot jets

Spiral galaxy Messier 106 is unusual. It has four spiral arms instead of the usual two. The normal pair are the ones with the string of blue towards their ends – hot young stars […]

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Cosmic beacon flashes out from infant stars

Cosmic beacon flashes out from infant stars

From across the light-years a cosmic beacon beams out from an infant star system.

The fan-like pattern to the right of the image (about one-third of the way across and two-thirds of the way […]