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Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

Exoplanet tally set to pass 4,000 mark

Science
The number of planets detected around other stars - or exoplanets - is set to hit the 4,000 mark.The huge haul is a sign of the explosion of findings from searches with telescopes on the ground and in space over the last 25 years.It's also an indication of just how common planets are - with most stars in the Milky Way hosting at least one world in orbit around them.That's something astronomers couldn't be certain of just 30 years ago.The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia, run by the Observatoire de Paris, has already passed the 4,000 mark.Dr Françoise Roques, from the observatory, who is on the scientific board of the encyclopedia, told BBC News: "The great news is that we shift from a starry sky to a planetary sky, as there are more planets than sta...
England win relay double, Wales add to medal tally – day 10 round-up & video

England win relay double, Wales add to medal tally – day 10 round-up & video

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2018 Commonwealth GamesVenue: Gold Coast, Australia Dates: 4-15 AprilCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV and Red Button with extra streams on Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and app; listen on Radio 5 live; follow text updates online. Times and channelsEngland's sprinters secured an impressive relay double on the track as the country's netballers won a dramatic semi-final to keep their hopes of a Commonwealth Games gold medal alive.Wales' Michael Wixey took men's trap gold, while England's David Luckman added his second shooting title.Jon Mould added a road race silver for Wales, while Dani Rowe took bronze.In boxing, England's Lisa Whiteside and Gal Yafai won gold as Northern Ireland collected ...