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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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Club President Jim Zebrowski “Leadership and work skills” video selected for MWCC TRiO Program

Aldrich Club President Jim Zebrowski created a video on Leadership and Work skills that was selected by students at Mount Wachusett Community College for their remote summer camp which is part of the TRiO program MWCC provides. The TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program, one of roughly 1,900 TRIO programs throughout the …

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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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