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Mysterious Pattern Suggests Exoplanets Could Actually Be Shrinking in Space – ScienceAlert

Well over 4,000 exoplanets orbiting other stars in the Milky Way have been identified and confirmed to date. From that population, a curious pattern has emerged:…

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Well over 4,000 exoplanets orbiting other stars in the Milky Way have been identified and confirmed to date. From that population, a curious pattern has emerged: there are extremely few exoplanets between 1.5 and 2 times the size of Earth orbiting close to their stars, a phenomenon known as the small planet radius gap.
Where did they all go? Did they even exist to start with? It’s a bizarre mystery, but new research may have just brought us closer to an answer. According to observations, simulations,…

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