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Mars opposition brings the planet up close and bright: NPR

Stargazers are livelier – Mars will be big and bright in the coming week as the Sun, Earth, and Mars line up near a new moon on the night of October 13th. The event, which occurs roughly every two years, is known astronomically as the “opposition”: the Sun and Mars on opposite sides of the earth. From the Earthling perspective, …

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Astronomers directly imagine the planet 63 light years away

This website can earn affiliate commissions through the links on this page. Terms of Use. In the past few decades of astronomical research, several thousand exoplanets have been discovered in the cosmos, but very few have ever been seen directly. We can only infer the presence of most exoplanets from their gravity or their ability to block starlight. Researchers using …

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Astronomers may have discovered a planet in another galaxy

This website can earn affiliate commissions through the links on this page. Terms of Use. For years humanity has wondered if there are planets outside of our solar system, and now we know the answer: very much yes. There are thousands of exoplanets in just our little corner of the galaxy, and there is every reason to believe that so …

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