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Newly discovered adolescent star seen undergoing ‘growth spurt’

Astronomers have discovered a young star undergoing a rare growth spurt – giving a fascinating glimpse into the development of these distant stellar objects.

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Scientists take first tentative steps to explore potential climate of Proxima B

The quest to discover whether a planet orbiting our closest neighbouring star, Proxima Centauri, has the potential to support life has taken a new, exhilarating twist.

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Primitive atmosphere discovered around ‘Warm Neptune’

A pioneering new study uncovering the ‘primitive atmosphere’ surrounding a distant world could provide a pivotal breakthrough in the search to how planets form and develop in far-flung galaxies.

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Discovery of newborn exoplanet could help explain planetary evolution

A team of international researchers have discovered the youngest fully-formed exoplanet ever detected, orbiting a young star 500 light years from Earth.

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Exeter space experts join astronaut Tim Peake in school project

Researchers from the University of Exeter are taking part in a school project which will feature a live space hook up with the astronaut Tim Peake on the International Space Station (ISS).

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