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Exoplanet discovered around Sun-like star and how environment affects star formation

14 May 2012, 14:00 UTC
Exoplanet discovered around Sun-like star and how environment affects star formation
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Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:g Stars - Using state of the art computer simulations, a team of astronomers from the University of Bonn in Germany have found the first evidence that the way in which stars form depends on their birth environment. See article.g Abodes - By identifying small deviations in the motion of a transiting exoplanet, researchers have identified a unseen companion planet around the Sun-like star, KOI-872. It is the first time this technique has been successfully used in the search for worlds outside our solar system. See article.g Life - A new study is helping scientists understand how chirality, or “handedness,” occurs in the majority of proteins and functional molecules in living organisms on Earth. See article.Get your SF book manuscript edited Amazon.com Widgets

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