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Astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology

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News

Seven Earth-like exoplanets orbit nearby star

Conditions for life could exist on at least three of the rocky worlds

Flash Physics: Stellar family history, extremely sensitive electron camera, full-body PET scanner planned

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Flash Physics: Liquid drops explode, developing world scientists honoured, star breaks X-ray emission record

Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics

Building blocks of life found on Ceres

Organic compounds may have formed on dwarf planet

In depth

Between the lines

Books about meteorology in under a minute and the latest on astrophotography, reviewed by Tushna Commissariat

Between the lines

Books about the search for extraterrestrial life and the Royal Institution’s Christmas lectures, reviewed by Tushna Commissariat

Decoding the quantum horizon

Patrick Hayden and Robert Myers describe how “qubits” may hold the key to quantum gravity

Galaxies and auroras and planets, oh my!

The coffee-table book of all the winning and shortlisted images in the 2016 Astronomy Photographer of the Year award is a sight to behold, says Tushna Commissariat