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Butterfly basin: Astronomers find the biggest known reservoir of planet-forming ingredients around a young star!

In the vast expanse of the cosmos, countless elements and compounds converge in cosmic clouds, offe…

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Icy pebbles may be carrying water to developing planets across the cosmos!

Scientists, exploring the origins of water on Earth and other exoplanets, may have uncovered a prom…

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The James Webb Space Telescope found a molecular building block of life hiding in the Orion Nebula

New images from the Webb Telescope revealed methyl cation, or CH3+ molecule, in a young star system…

Natalie Musumeci,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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10 times NASA's James Webb Space Telescope spotted something Hubble missed

With its infrared gaze, the James Webb Space Telescope can capture galaxies, planets, moons, and au…

Paola Rosa-Aquino,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Astronomers have found 'intriguing' shadows in new photos of alien solar systems

Ask an astronomer how planets form, and she'll say parts of a giant wheel of gas and dust around a …

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Astronomers just spotted something that will give them insight into how planets form

"The distribution of water ice around a young star is fundamental to planet formation and even the …

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