weekend links: astronomy

Faraway worlds

A hot planet has been found at Centauri B! So close! And we become part of Cassiopeia as seen from there, what a glorious idea.

A so-called diamond exoplanet is actually a superdense carbon crystal, so it may not look like much. Sorry.

Planet found by amateurs is part of a four-star system

Closer to home

Possible bacterial contamination of Mars due to lack of sterile technique. Way to go, guys.

Beautiful geyser of water from Enceladus feeds one of Saturn's rings

Ode to Voyager

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