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An Earth-mass planet has recently been discovered around a star so small it may not even be a star!

R136 observed with WFC3
Astrobites

Cradles of Massive Stars

Astrobites reports on the formation of baby massive stars in nearby star-forming region W51.

exomoon
Features

Worlds Without Moons

The potential for liquid water is not the only factor when determining a planet’s habitability. One important consideration: whether the planet has a moon.

UKIDSS UDS field
Features

An Exploration of Dusty Galaxies

New measurements of a sample of dusty, star-forming galaxies have allowed us to learn more about the universe in its early years.

spiral disk
Features

What Shaped Elias 2-27’s Disk?

The young star Elias 2-27 is surrounded by a massive disk with spectacular spiral arms. A new study examines what caused its appearance.

hot Jupiter

Astrobites reports on how statistics can be used to distinguish between populations of hot Jupiters in a large sample.

globular cluster orbits

The release of data from Gaia has allowed us to improve our understanding of the globular clusters that orbit the Milky Way.

TRAPPIST-1
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Habitability of the TRAPPIST-1 System

A new study challenges the habitability of the seven Earth-sized, terrestrial planets discovered around the M-dwarf star TRAPPIST-1.