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Kepler-51 is Home to Three Super-Puff Exoplanets | Astronomy

Back in 2014, scientists discovered the mysteriously lightweight nature of these planets. Hubble's recent observations have confirmed those findings. The authors also found that Kepler-51b, c and d are shedding gas at a rapid pace. Kepler-51 is a 500-million-year-old G-type star located 2,615 light-years away in the constellation of Cygnus. [Full Article...]

Earth’s magnetic north pole is heading towards Siberia

Earth’s magnetic north pole is heading towards Siberia The last update for the world Magnetic Modle was made last week. It's not uncommon for the magnetic north pole to move. The puzzle of earth's magnetic North Pole heading to Russia: Scientists puzzled with the increase of the earth's magnetic north pole moving towards Russia have pre-scheduled the world's magnetic field by a year. [Full Article...]

World's oldest known fossil forest found in New York quarry

World's oldest known fossil forest found in New York quarry Stein said. "Our findings are perhaps suggestive that these plants were already in the forest, but perhaps in a different environment and earlier than generally believed". Scientists have discovered what could be the oldest forest in the world, potentially rich in information about the relationship between forests and climate change, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Current ... [Full Article...]

Planets as fluffy as cotton candy found, says Nasa

These planets are all about the same size as Jupiter , but only a fraction of the mass. Berta-Thompson explained that super-puff planets are relatively rare in the galaxy-fewer than 15 have been recorded so far. However, to their surprise, they couldn't see any chemical signatures. As the planets get closer to the star, they eventually lose the atmosphere making them so big. [Full Article...]

EU claims better fish quotas; environmentalists disagree

EU claims better fish quotas; environmentalists disagree It was agreed in the early hours of Wednesday at Brussels talks on fishing quotas for 2020. Cod stocks were reduced, but others were increased. Mr Creed said that securing agreement on rebuilding measures in the Celtic Sea was "one of the most hard aspects" of the negotiations, and said the total package agreed is 195,000 tonnes - worth 275 million euro for the Irish industry next year. [Full Article...]

Cheops satellite lifts off to study planets beyond solar system

Cheops satellite lifts off to study planets beyond solar system Europe's CHEOPS planet-hunting space telescope left Earth on Wednesday and moved into orbit, a day after its lift-off was delayed by a technical rocket glitch during the final countdown. "Cheops will also pave the way for our future exoplanet missions, from the global James Webb Telescope to ESA's own Plato and Ariel satellites". The European Space Agency (ESA ) reported that the satellite is t... [Full Article...]

Weird 'super puff' planets that are 'as fluffy as candy floss' discovered

These three young planets, seen orbiting a star around 2,600 light-years away, are nearly the size of Jupiter, but have less than one percent of its mass. Using the Hubble, the researchers also attempted to look at the planets' atmospheres, but ran into issues, as the atmospheres were opaque, rather than transparent. [Full Article...]

Losing even a modest amount of weight could reduce breast cancer risk

Losing even a modest amount of weight could reduce breast cancer risk It is hoped this research could in future influence which antibiotics are given to patients undergoing breast cancer treatment and identify whether probiotic drinks or supplements could be used to manipulate gut bacteria to help reduce the risk of breast cancer spreading. [Full Article...]


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