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Earlier this year, NASA announced the discovery of Trappist-1, a planetary system containing seven Earth-sized planets that could potentially bear water. Now, a international team of scientists has produced further evidence that these worlds might be habitable. Led by Vincent Bourrier, a Swiss astronomer from the Observatoire de l’Université de Genève, these scientists have been
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If you think the weather’s bad on our planet, consider the ice giants Neptune and Uranus, where intense pressures and super-hot temperatures are thought to cause cascading showers of diamonds. Now, researchers have recreated the effect here on Earth. Using high-powered optical lasers to rapidly heat polystyrene, researchers were able to produce and then study