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Cosmic pile-up gives glimpse of how planets are made

by Helen Briggs and Paul Rincon, BBC News – Science & Environment

Astronomers say they have the first evidence of a head-on collision between two planets in a distant star system.

They believe two objects smacked into each other to produce an iron-rich world, with nearly 10 times the mass of Earth.

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Discovery of Alien World may bridge the rare gap in planets

by Fatima Sheikh, The Tech Inside

A new milestone in the space world by researchers is the discovery of the alien world. The discovery of Wolf 503b as new alien planet is really exciting. Wolf 503b is double in size of planet Earth. This cosmic neighbor planet is present at a distance of 145 light years in the patch of sky from where Virgo is visible. The climatic conditions and the surface of this planet are unknown so far.

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