Every year, the Hubble Space Telescope seems to revolutionize our understanding of our vast and beautiful universe. 2014 was no different.
For the first time, a computer simulation has shown that, in theory, habitable binary planets can exist -- what would this mean for the evolution of alien life?
New research suggests we might want to widen our search for Earth-like exoplanets. Younger stars, it turns out, are hot enough to support exoplanetary life farther away from a star than we thought.
The world's largest telescope has gotten its official construction go-ahead, keeping the enormous instrument on track to start observing the heavens in 2024.
Dust gets everywhere, particularly around young stars. But when it comes to the presence of dust in their interplanetary environments, many mature sun-like stars are very house-proud. Continue reading →
Welcome to HL Tauri -- a star system that is just being born and the target of one of the most mind-blowing astronomical observations ever made. Continue reading →
The glow of starlight bouncing off interstellar dust grains have been surveyed for the first time, highlighting a possible complication for the search for habitable exoplanets. Continue reading →
Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet.
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