Astronomers have just found Jupiter’s twin in a distant solar system. Their discovery technique may surprise you, and might just be the most important method for discovering Earth-like exoplanets in the next decade…
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Finding isolated black holes is really tricky, since they are basically invisible. But today’s authors have managed to find one anyways, by using the great multi-tool of gravitational microlensing!
How can we use gravitational lensing to measure the expansion rate of the Universe?
The cold spot is a strange feature in the CMB that has puzzled astronomers for years. Today’s authors use gravitational lensing to find at least a partial cause: A giant supervoid extending 1.8 billion light years!
Traces of magnified dust offer a requiem to early, dead galaxies that ran out of gas