HS-ESS1-2

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  1. Planets

    Hot, hot planet sets sizzling new record

    Astronomers have discovered an odd new exoplanet. Called KELT 9b, is the hottest non-star known.

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  2. Physics

    Gravitational waves detected yet again

    For the third time in 16 months, scientists have announced detection of gravitational waves washing over the spacetime environment in which Earth resides. This seems to show that such waves may not be rare.

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  3. Space

    How the solar system’s tail disappeared

    A bubble envelops the planets and other material in the solar system. New data show it does not have a long tail but is round.

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  4. Physics

    After 30 years, this supernova is still sharing secrets

    It’s been 30 years since astronomers first witnessed the stellar explosion known as SN 1987A. Today, researchers are still learning from this cataclysmic phenomenon.

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  5. Space

    Scientists Say: Supernova

    When a star has too much mass, it can explode. The explosion is called a supernova.

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  6. Space

    Cosmic mystery: Why are many galaxies dark?

    Dark galaxies went unnoticed until 2015. Since then, scientists have now found more than 1,000 — and there may be many, many more.

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  7. Planets

    How Earth got its moon

    How did our moon form? Scientists are still debating the answer. It may be the result of some one big impact with Earth — or perhaps many small ones.

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