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At least 2 super-Earths orbit this red dwarf star

Astronomers from the University of Göttingen in Germany have discovered two, and possibly three, super-Earth exoplanets orbiting the nearby red dwarf star Gliese-887.

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How dust could make some exoplanets more habitable

A new study from scientists in the UK suggests that atmospheric dust could increase the habitability of some exoplanets, especially those orbiting red dwarf stars.

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Asteroid Day, June 30, live from Luxembourg

The 6th annual Asteroid Day will be held as a digital event on June 30, 2020. It’ll feature presentations with experts, panel discussions, and question-and-answer periods. Here’s how to participate.

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When the sky exploded: Remembering Tunguska

On June 30, 1908, the largest asteroid impact in recorded history occurred in remote Siberia, Russia. We now celebrate Asteroid Day each year on the anniversary the Tunguska event, as it is now known.

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Watch ISS spacewalk July 1

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 2 astronauts will perform the 2nd of a pair of International Space Station (ISS) spacewalks, to replace aging nickel-hydrogen batteries. How to watch.

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Jupiter gives us Pluto in 2020

Jupiter and Pluto are having a triple conjunction in 2020. The 2nd of the 3 conjunctions happens on June 30. Just a few nights later – on July 4-5, 2020 – the full moon will stroll by Jupiter and Pluto. If you’ve never seen Pluto, here’s a chance to get oriented.

10 great places to see meteor showers in the US

Looking for an awesome place to watch meteor showers in the U.S.? AccuWeather – and the editors of EarthSky – recommend these 10 places.

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More evidence that Europa’s ocean is habitable

A new study shown by NASA scientists at the Goldschmidt conference this week provides further evidence that Europa’s ocean is habitable and similar to Earth’s oceans.

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A monster quasar in the early universe

Astronomers just announced the most massive quasar yet known in the early universe. Its monster central black hole has a mass equivalent to 1.5 billion of our suns. The object has been given a Hawaiian name, Poniua’ena.

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New Exotica Catalog will help guide search for ET

“What if extraterrestrial intelligences are not like us, but are found in the frigid reaches of the outer solar system, the extreme gravity of neutron stars, the brilliant cores of active galaxies, or the hearts of the richest galaxy clusters?”