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An artist’s impression shows the atmosphere of a Neptune-like planet (foreground) being swept backward by powerful radiation from an outburst in the center of the Milky Way (right). The planet’s host star is shown on the left

Black hole blasts may transform ‘mini-Neptunes’ into rocky worlds

According to the team of astronomers at the Harvard Gazette center of the Milky Way were changed into rocky planets by outbursts created by the...