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Lab Mimicry Opens a Window to the Deep Interiors of Stars and Planets

Planets are turning out to be so common that to show all the planets in our galaxy, this chart would have to be nested in itself--with each planet replaced by a copy of the chart--at least three levels deep.

Astronomers discover 'young Jupiter' exoplanet Stanford physicist Bruce Macintosh, lead investigator on the Gemini Planet Imager, explains how this planet could help us understand how solar systems form. Jupiter-Like Exoplanet 51 Eridani b. This is an artistic conception of the Jupiter-like exoplanet 51 Eridani b, with the hot layers deep in its atmosphere glowing through the clouds. Because of its young age, this cousin of our own Jupiter is still hot and carries information on the way it…

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Wolf-Rayet Nebula is a nebula which surrounds a Wolf-Rayet star. There are different types of WR-nebula, based on their formation mechanism: 1.HII regions 2.ejecta-type nebulae 3.wind-blown bubbles 4.neutral hydrogen voids and shells (may be associated gas). The nebula shown is a 'wind-blown bubbles' type.

Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space. The NASA spacecraft, which rose from Earth on a September morning 36 years ago, has traveled farther than anyone, or anything, in history. Now Voyager 1 is in the space between the stars

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#Space: #Mercury, the smallest planet, is getting even smaller, scientists say ► via @Natalie Jost Jost Brewer and via @Maxime Dehaye Duprez