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Nearby Orange Dwarf Hosts Unique System of Six Planets
The TOI-178 planetary system, a 7.1-billion-year-old system of six planets in the super-Earth to mini-Neptune range, five of which are locked in a rare rhythm around their parent star, could provide important clues about how planets form and evolve. TOI-178 is a K-type star located approximately 205 light-years away in the constellation of Sculptor. Otherwise [...]
TESS Discovers Sextuply-Eclipsing Six-Star System
TIC 168789840 is the first known sextuple (six-star) system consisting of three eclipsing binaries. “Prior to the discovery of TIC 168789840, there were 17 known sextuple star systems according to the June 2020 update of the Multiple Star Catalog,” lead author Dr. Brian Powell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and colleagues wrote in their [...]
ESA’s exoplanet watcher Cheops reveals unique planetary system
ESA’s exoplanet mission Cheops has revealed a unique planetary system consisting of six exoplanets, five of which are locked in a rare rhythmic dance as they orbit their central star. The sizes and masses of the planets, however, don’t follow such an orderly pattern. This finding challenges current theories of planet formation.
In search of stable liquids
Most liquids are in suspension. Particles too small to see by naked eye swirl everywhere as gravity and temperature changes move them around. Keeping liquids from separating can be a hassle for the foods we buy in the supermarket, but also for the pharmaceutical industry seeking to extend the shelf life of medicine as long as possible.
Cloud-free crop maps foster sustainable farming
The rapidly rising global population, sustainability and climate change are among the challenges the agriculture sector faces in the business of producing food. Fortunately, information from satellites can help. A new commercial service – the first in the world – cleverly combines radar data from Copernicus Sentinel-1 and optical data from Copernicus Sentinel-2 to offer daily maps of field-scale crop biomass. Importantly, these maps are completely unimpeded by cloud cover. This new service allows farmers to better monitor and assess the growth of their produce, and, ultimately, make more effective decisions.