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Joshua Sokol

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    A Close Look at Newborn Planets Reveals Hints of Infant Moons

    Astronomers have discovered a complex planetary system still swirling into existence.

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    A Victory for Dark Matter in a Galaxy Without Any

    Paradoxically, a small galaxy that seems to contain none of the invisible stuff known as “dark matter” may help prove that it exists.

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    For Astronomers, Neutron Star Merger Could Eclipse Eclipse

    Even as the solar eclipse was mesmerizing millions, astronomers were training their space- and land-based telescopes on a far more violent astrophysical event.

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    Exoplanet Puzzle Cracked by Jazz Musicians

    A system of seven Earth-like exoplanets appeared to be unstable. Now their orbits have been rewritten in the music of the spheres.