Astronomers analyzing data from the now defunct Herschel infrared space observatory have made a huge discovery deep inside the asteroid belt -- Ceres, the largest body in the region, is generating plumes of water vapor. Continue reading →
Astronomers scoping-out the vicinity of the famous star Fomalhaut have discovered that its mysterious stellar sister is also sporting a rather attractive ring of comets.
The mother of all cosmic collisions has been spotted between two galaxies containing a total of 400 billion stars, igniting the birth of 2,000 new stars per year! Continue reading →
The 1 billion Euro space observatory has run out of coolant, forcing its optics offline -- It has, in effect, gone blind. Continue reading →
For the first time, the European Herschel space observatory has spied an old subgiant star sporting a dusty disk of debris -- a feature usually associated with young stars. ->
A scientific gamble helped astronomers estimate the mass of the protoplanetary disk surrounding the famous star TW Hydrae. ->
Saturn's moon Enceladus has turned out to be quite the overachiever among moons in our solar system -- it pours rain onto Saturn.