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Exoplanets, Iron, Evolution and Strange Geochemistry

Science stories and topics have been piling up in my ‘to do’ list for more than a year. This week, I’m catching up on what we’re learning about life here on Earth; and developments in the ongoing search for extraterrestrial … Continue reading

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Big Planet, Wide Orbit, Unsolved Mystery: b Centauri(AB)b

Scientists in Sweden, taking part in 2019’s BEAST program that used SPHERE on the VLT discovered an ‘it might be an exoplanet.’ In 2021, they got confirmation. They’d spotted an exoplanet. And SPHERE on the VLT1 has an picture of … Continue reading

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HD 63935: Two Sub-Neptunes and Maybe More

Designations like HD 63935 b and c don’t exactly roll of the tongue. Although with a little work I might pronounce them “trippingly on the tongue,” as Hamlet put it. Maybe saying “sixty five ninety three five bee and cee” … Continue reading

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A Trilobite With a Hyper-Compound Eye

It’s barely over two weeks since scientists at the University of Cologne published what they’d learned about a trilobite’s unique eye. Their research vindicated an amateur paleontologist’s observations, and very likely will raise more questions than it answers. That’s par … Continue reading

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