Exoplanet slightly larger than Neptune found near Earth

Researchers have discovered a new planet the size of Neptune, approximately 32 light-years away from Earth. A new study, published in the scientific journal Nature, details the discovery of AU Mic b, which is part of the AU Microscopii star system. Due to its close proximity to the star, known …

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Are two colliding black holes not enough? Do it three

In 2016, scientists first detected the collision of two distant black holes, using the Laser Interferometer’s Gravitational Wave Observatory, or LIGO, a pair of L-shaped antennas in Hanford, Washington, and Livingston, Louisiana. Since then, LIGO and a third antenna, Virgo, located in Italy, together have charted dozens of similar catastrophic …

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