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Faint Galactic Halos

A team of astronomers led by UC Santa Barbara Professor Crystal Martin and graduate student Stephanie Ho released a paper investigating how these halos interact with the rest of their galaxies. As quasar light travels through these galactic halos, the dust and gas absorb specific wavelengths of light based on..Read More

Astronomers discover first Neptune-sized planets outside our solar system

A team of astronomers has announced the discovery of some of the smallest planets yet detected beyond our solar system. The two newly discovered planets represent a new class of extrasolar planets, and their discovery is a significant advance in the quest for such objects.