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Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite

Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite

An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research team.

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TESS Finds Its First Earth-Sized Planet

TESS Finds Its First Earth-Sized Planet

A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world.

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Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed

A team of astronomers including DTM's Scott Sheppard discovered the first known Solar System object detected at a distance that is more than 100 times farther than the Earth-Sun distance.

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Cold Super-Earth Found Orbiting Second-Closest Star System to our Own

Cold Super-Earth Found Orbiting Second-Closest Star System to our Own

An international team including five Carnegie astronomers has discovered a frozen Super-Earth orbiting Barnard's star, the closest single star to our own Sun.

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New Extremely Distant Solar System Object Found During Hunt for Planet X

New Extremely Distant Solar System Object Found During Hunt for Planet X

Carnegie's Scott Sheppard and his colleagues discovered a new extremely distant object far beyond Pluto with an orbit that supports the presence of an even-farther-out, Super-Earth or larger Planet X.

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When is a Star Not a Star?

When is a Star Not a Star?

The line that separates stars from brown dwarfs may soon be clearer thanks to new work led by Carnegie’s Serge Dieterich.

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