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Science Sunday: Exoplanets!

It seems like nearly every week there’s a new announcement that astronomers have found another exoplanet, a planet orbiting a different star. Sometimes that planet is a Hot Jupiter, sometimes it’s a Super-Earth, sometimes it’s a planet made entirely of diamond or burning ice. Exoplanets are weird, incredibly diverse, and always fascinating. But there are …

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Science Sunday: Four Stars, One Planet

While the crowd sourcing of science might be a relatively new idea, the rise of amateur astronomers has certainly made the lives of those scouring the skies a little easier. When huge sections of the heavens have to be checked, there are hundreds of people with telescopes ready more than …