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Space sciences/Planetary science/Planetary systems/Extrasolar planetary systems

A distant planet named HR 8799c, located 130 light-years outside of our solar system, has water and carbon monoxide—but not methane—in its atmosphere, researchers say. Their findings suggest that a particular planet-forming mechanism, known as core accretion, brought the young planet into existence.

It’s often assumed that scientists are not spiritual, that the religious community is uniformed about and uninterested in science, and that science and religion are simply incompatible.