2 Rocky Earth-Like Worlds; Most Distant Quasar Found in Reionization Era; ESPRESSO Better Than HARPS

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This week, astronomers at ESO find yet another system with rocky, earth-sized planets; the most distant quasar from the most distant supermassive black hole has been observed in the early universe and finding such a big black hole so early after the universe has astronomers confused; and a new planet finding spectrograph sees first light ushering in a new phase of precision for ground-based exoplanet research.

Links to this week's stories:
http://nouvelles.umontreal.ca/en/article/2017/12/05/two-super-earths-around-star-k2-18/
https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/6/16738652/quasar-supermassive-black-hole-early-universe-big-bang
http://www.eso.org/public/unitedkingdom/news/eso1739/

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