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Scientists discover another giant planet in the Beta Pictoris system

Astronomers have discovered a second giant planet in orbit around β Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close...

Scientists create a heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronics

The heatshields would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future electronic gadgets even more compact. Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops and other...

Young Jupiter was smacked head-on by massive planet

Jupiter's core may still be reeling from collision 4.5 billion years ago. A colossal, head-on collision between Jupiter and a still-forming planet in the early...

Dark matter may be older than the big bang, says new study

Dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang, according to a new study. Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the...

Scientists create the world’s thinnest gold

Scientists at the University of Leeds have created a new form of gold which is just two atoms thick - the thinnest unsupported gold...

Scientists find traces of one of Universe’s first stars

Astronomers have found the ghostly remains of one of the Universe's first stars inside a rare, ancient star far, far away on the other...

Scientists discover a prototype for ultra-hot Jupiters

This exoplanet is hot enough for heavy elements to evaporate and escape its atmosphere. The scorching hot exoplanet WASP-121b may not be shredding any heavy...

Scientists recreate the sun’s solar wind and plasma ‘burps’ on Earth

The sun's solar wind affects nearly everything in the solar system. It can disrupt the function of Earth's satellites and creates the lights of the...

Scientists see evidence of Einstein’s theories in star orbiting massive black hole

More than 100 years ago, Albert Einstein predicted that light is deflected by extremely massive objects, but there is no way to test such...

Milky Way’s central black hole puts Einstein’s theories to the test

University of California astronomers have tested Albert Einstein’s theories of relativity in the crucible of the monstrous black hole at the center of our...