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Astronomers find an exoplanet where an exoplanet shouldn’t be – SYFY WIRE

Over 4,000 exoplanets — alien planets orbiting other stars — have been found by astronomers so far. There are a variety of ways to find them, most of which use…

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Over 4,000 exoplanets alien planets orbiting other stars have been found by astronomers so far.
There are a variety of ways to find them, most of which use indirect methods, but one of the coolest is quite direct: Getting actual images of the planets near their host stars. Called direct imaging, this technique has been used to find dozens of planets.
A team of astronomers has targeted 70 nearby stars to look for such exoplanets, and have just announced a new one: YSES 2b, a giant planet orbiting…

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