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Astronomers discover huge diamond planet

A planet twice the size of the Earth and made up mostly of diamond has been discovered by astronomers. Known as 55 Cancri e, the planet is one of five…

A Cloudy Day on the Sun?

Astrophotographer Alan Friedman has been able to capture some seriously amazing images of the sun using his very own telescope, the latest of which is this bad boy: (You might seriously consider checking out the larger version, here.) So what are we looking at? Despite the fact that Mr. Friedman has somehow managed to make it [...]

Astronomers find rocky extrasolar planet

Astronomers have discovered a rocky extrasolar planet orbiting a distant star that is 1.5 times the size of the Earth but that orbits so close to …