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X-ray data reveal 1st-ever planet orbiting stars in another galaxy

While extragalactic “rogue” planets – not orbiting any star – have been reported before, the new exoplanet is the first to be detected orbiting stars in another galaxy. And not just any galaxy … but M51, the beautiful Whirlpool, 23 million light-years away. In recent decades, astronomers have found over 4,000 exoplanets, or worlds orbiting other …

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Aldrich Member Melanie Meadors awarded NASA Space Grant

Aldrich member Melanie Meadors was recently awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium,which was established by NASA under the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program created by Congress in 1987. The purpose of these grants is to further education in space science and space engineering opportunities. Melanie is currently a geography/GIS major …

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Aldrich selected to promote Hubble 30th Anniversary Photo

In January Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. filed an application with the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) to win one of the limited number of 30th anniversary Hubble Space Telescope banners with a special image taken by Hubble that had never been seen in public. On February 5, 2020, Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. received an e-mail …

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