Scientists share Nobel physics prize for discoveries of universe’s structure

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Three scientist will split the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries that helped foster a new understanding of the universe’s structure and history.

Canadian James Peebles was awarded one half of the prize for "theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and the other half will be jointly shared by Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for their discovery of an exoplanet, a planet which orbits a star outside our solar system.

Nobel week continues with the award in chemistry announced on Wednesday, followed by two literature laureates, the peace prize and the economics award on Monday.