New Cosmic Lens Used on Black Holes; So Many Tidally-Locked Exoplanets; How Old is TRAPPIST-1

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Lots of cool stuff: Gravitational lenses have been around for a while, but astronomers have discovered a new type that helps them image small details in black hole jets. There are also probably more tidally-locked exoplanets than we think and astronomers pin down the age of the TRAPPIST-1 star.

Here are the links to this week's stories:
http://www.caltech.edu/news/cosmic-magnifying-lens-reveals-inner-jets-black-holes-79330
http://www.washington.edu/news/2017/08/14/tidally-locked-exoplanets-may-be-more-common-than-previously-thought/
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA21751

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