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Young star, orbiting exoplanets discovered in a 'river of stars' using TESS, Spitzer data
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Young star, orbiting exoplanets discovered in a 'river of stars' using TESS, Spitzer data

The system also has a pair of companion stars that orbit far beyond the planets.

'Recoiling' black hole in a nearby star cluster keeps slipping detection, baffling scientists
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'Recoiling' black hole in a nearby star cluster keeps slipping detection, baffling scientists

Recoiling black holes, like the one in question, are hypothetical objects that are yet to be definitively spotted.

Space exploration in 2021 to see missions to Mars, the Moon, views from beyond 'deep space'
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Space exploration in 2021 to see missions to Mars, the Moon, views from beyond 'deep space'

An eclipse in May overlaps with a period when the moon is close to Earth, in what is known by some as a 'super blood moon'.

NASA's new space telescope, James Webb, can be used to identify planets with oxygen
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NASA's new space telescope, James Webb, can be used to identify planets with oxygen

Scientists cannot go, visit other planets to find signs of life and can use this telescope to do so.

ESA's Cheops too look for habitable exoplanets: Where and when to watch the launch
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ESA's Cheops too look for habitable exoplanets: Where and when to watch the launch

Cheops, to be launched on Soyuz-Fregat rocket, is a new telescope whose name stands for CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite.

NASA to support Donald Trump's 'Space Force' if the two work separately
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NASA to support Donald Trump's 'Space Force' if the two work separately

The administrator also spoke enthusiastically about the much-delayed James Webb Telescope

Human, technical errors cause fresh delay in launch of James Webb Telescope
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Human, technical errors cause fresh delay in launch of James Webb Telescope

NASA fresh delays in the launch of a giant space telescope, which will now not be deployed before March 2021.

Astronomers are eager to study gas giant exoplanet Wasp-127b, which is thought to be filled with metals, and maybe even water: Report
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Astronomers are eager to study gas giant exoplanet Wasp-127b, which is thought to be filled with metals, and maybe even water: Report

According to a team of astronomers in the University of Cambridge and IAC, in Spain, the exoplanet, WASP-127b has shown possible signs of Water.

NASA to launch planet hunter TESS spacecraft probe on 16 April to seek signs of alien life
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NASA to launch planet hunter TESS spacecraft probe on 16 April to seek signs of alien life

It will be the most extensive survey of its kind from orbit, with Tess, a galactic scout, combing the neighborhood as never before.

NASA delays the launch of James Webb Space Telescope to May 2020
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NASA delays the launch of James Webb Space Telescope to May 2020

James Webb Space Telescope is an international project led by NASA with its partners, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency.

NASA planning to launch its next planet-hunting spacecraft on SpaceX's Falcon 9 on 16 April
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NASA planning to launch its next planet-hunting spacecraft on SpaceX's Falcon 9 on 16 April

Prior to the launch of the mission, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), NASA said it would reveal more about the mission at a media event.

NASA's gold coating technology shines on Oscar trophies at the 90th Academy Awards
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NASA's gold coating technology shines on Oscar trophies at the 90th Academy Awards

The gold used to coat on Oscar trophies, this year are similar to the ones used by NASA in their telescopes.

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope completes critical testing in thermal vacuum chamber; preparing it for space mission in 2019
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope completes critical testing in thermal vacuum chamber; preparing it for space mission in 2019

Webb telescope arrived at NASA's Johnson Space Centre in Houston in May 2017, where it underwent critical cryogenic testing for nine months inside Chamber A

Year in review: A comprehensive guide to everything that happened in the fields of space and astronomy in 2017
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Year in review: A comprehensive guide to everything that happened in the fields of space and astronomy in 2017

2017 was a great year for anyone interested in space and astronomy featuring several groundbreaking discoveries and heart-wrenching goodbyes

NASA finishes 100 day cryogenic vacuum test of the James Webb Space Telescope
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NASA finishes 100 day cryogenic vacuum test of the James Webb Space Telescope

The 18 gold plated hexagonal mirrors on the telescopes worked together as a single reflective surface during the test.

Pluto's atmosphere could be colder than expected because of a cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles
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Pluto's atmosphere could be colder than expected because of a cooling mechanism controlled by haze particles

The result is an atmospheric temperature of about minus 203 degrees Celsius, instead of the predicted minus 173 degrees Celsius.

NASA postpones launch of the James Webb Space Telescope from late 2018 to mid 2019
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NASA postpones launch of the James Webb Space Telescope from late 2018 to mid 2019

The James Webb Space Telescope will be successor to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

The TRAPPIST-1 system had enough time for life to evolve as it is older than the solar system
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The TRAPPIST-1 system had enough time for life to evolve as it is older than the solar system

The TRAPPIST-1 system is between 5.4 billion and 9.8 billion years old. Our solar system is 4.5 billion years old.

Nasa completes environmental testing on the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to Hubble
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Nasa completes environmental testing on the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to Hubble

Nasa said the Webb telescope will now be shipped to its Johnson Space Centre in Houston for end-to-end optical testing in a vacuum.

Nasa's next observatory completes environmental testing; comes closer to 'reaching the stars'
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Nasa's next observatory completes environmental testing; comes closer to 'reaching the stars'

The James Webb space telescope, designed to unravel some of the greatest mysteries of the universe, has come a step closer to "reaching the stars" as it has completed its environmental testing at Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.