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Distant Giant Planets Form Differently than 'Failed Stars'

Distant Giant Planets Form Differently than 'Failed Stars'

February 10, 2020

A team of astronomers using the Keck Telescope and the Subaru Telescope has probed the formation process of giant exoplanets and brown dwarfs, a class of objects that are more massive than giant planets, but not massive enough to ignite nuclear fusion in their cores to shine like true stars...

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Cosmic Magnifying Glasses Yield Independent Measure of Universe's Expansion

Cosmic Magnifying Glasses Yield Independent Measure of Universe's Expansion

January 8, 2020

A team of astronomers including Eduard Rusu from the Subaru Telescope, using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the Subaru Telescope and other observatories has measured the universe's expansion rate using a technique that is completely independent of any previous method...

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