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14 November 2018

The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth — a so-called super-Earth. One of the largest observing campaigns to date using data from a world-wide array of telescopes, including ESO’s planet-hunting HARPS instrument, have revealed this frozen, dimly lit world. The newly discovered planet is the second-closest known exoplanet to the Earth. Barnard’s star is the fastest moving star in the night sky.

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CAPjournal Issue 24 Now Available

9 November 2018: The 24th issue of the Communicating Astronomy with the Public journal is out now! In this issue you will find information about the launch of the International Astronomical Union's ...

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Searching for an Exoplanet — The story behind the discovery of a planet orbiting Barnard’s star

Interview with: Ignasi Ribas

14 November 2018: After archival data indicated the possible presence of a planet around nearby Barnard’s Star, a team of scientists undertook an epic campaign to try to confirm its presence. The result, ...

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Pinpointing the Hosts of Fast Radio Bursts — How cooperation between ESO and Australia is solving the mysteries of astronomy

Interview with: Elizabeth Mahony

and Stuart Ryder

9 November 2018: First detected barely a decade ago, fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of today’s big mysteries in astronomy, and Australia’s ASKAP telescope is the best facility in the world for ...

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