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The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics: Cosmology and discovering new planets

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The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to with one half to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology”, and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.” This graphic takes a look at the prize-winning research.

To read about the science behind the prize in more detail, check out the Nobel Prize press release here, the popular summary, or the more detailed scientific background here.

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