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Image - NASA-funded Citizen Science Project Discovers New Brown Dwarf

NASA-funded Citizen Science Project Discovers New Brown Dwar...

One night three months ago, Rosa Castro finished her dinner, opened her laptop, and uncovered a novel object that was neither planet nor star. Therapist by day and amateur astronomer by night, Castro joined the NASA-funded Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 citizen science project when it began in February — not knowing she would become one of four volunteers to help identi...
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Image - Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller

Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller

In the search for planets similar to our own, an important point of comparison is the planet's density. A low density tells scientists a planet is more likely to be gaseous like Jupiter, and a high density is associated with rocky planets like Earth. But a new study suggests some are less dense than previously thought because of a second, hidden star in their systems...
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