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Kepler recently discovered not one but two transiting planets orbiting the same star. Now, this isn't that surprising - many stars with multiple planets have long been identified (e.g. our Sun and Solar System), and since transiting planets are a result of favorable geometry (the planets happen to pass between us and their central star) and most planets orbit a star in the plane on the sky (one important reason why Pluto is no longer considering a planet by most astronomers). one would even expect this to happen. It is cool, never the less. Read more about it here and
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Go here to read about a unique opportunity to measure the mass of a neutron star, and hopefully learn most about the state of matter in these incredible dense balls. For more information on this topic, listen to this interview with Tod Strohmayer of NASA, who works on RXTE - the satellite that discovered this system.
While "earth quake" like events actually occur somewhat regularly on the surface of neutron stars and white dwarfs, something similar - for very different reasons - was also recently observed to occur in the Earth's magnetic field. Go here to read more, or listen to it here. Enjoy!