Giant ‘Blinking’ Star Spotted in Milky Way’s Central Region

A giant star called VVV-WIT-08 exhibited a smooth, eclipse-like drop in brightness to a depth of 97% in 2012; minimum brightness occurred in April 2012 and the total event duration was a few hundred days, according to an analysis of data from the VISTA Variables in the Via Lactea survey (VVV), a project using the […]

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Two Giant Exoplanets Found around Sun-Like Star

Professional astronomers and citizen scientists from the NASA-funded Planet Hunters TESS project have discovered a two-planet system around the bright Sun-like star HD 152843. HD 152843 is a G-dwarf star located about 352 light-years away in the northern constellation of Hercules. Otherwise known as TOI-2319 or SAO 84691, the star is about the same mass […]

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