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Exoplanet Explorers, a search for new planets, identified this planet as K2-288Bb. It is a bit smaller than Neptune. About 226 light-years away, it circles the weaker member of a pair of cool M-Stars every 31.3 days. (Illustration by Francis Reddy / NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center) You want to help archivists uncover the secrets of vast scientific collections? Want …

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The NASA telescope discovers three fascinating planets hiding around a nearby star

TESS before the start. NASA NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has achieved another scientific triumph with the discovery of three fascinating planets hanging from a nearby star. One is a super-earth, slightly bigger than our own planet. The other two are Neptune-like exoplanets not found in our own solar system. The star is known as "TESS Object of Interest …

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This new liquid is magnetic and fascinating

Lodestone, a naturally occurring iron oxide, was the first permanent magnetic material known to man. The Han Chinese used it for divination of boards 2200 years ago; The ancient Greeks wondered why iron was attracted to it. and Arab merchants put it in water bowls to observe the magnet point on the way to Mecca. Today, scientists have used magnets …

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Fascinating plush toy robots, made on a knitting machine

Carnegie Mellon has the coolest lab names. These stuffed animals, which are for example robots made on knitting machines, are from the Morphing Matter Lab and the Dev Lab of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute of CMU. The soft robots come from industrial knitting machines, as they were previously created Scarves with volume, in the desired shape and with already embedded …

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An interstellar meteor could hit Earth and its effects are fascinating

A recent study by two Harvard researchers shows that five years ago, the cosmos had already dropped the first such distant visitor on our doorstep when a small meteorite near Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific fell to Earth. According to her research, this 1.5-foot-wide object was most likely from another solar system. Think about it: An object that …

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