Scientists believe they have spotted a rocky planet in the making around a young, sun-like star 1,200 light years away in the constellation Vela.
No matter how advances a hypothetical extraterrestrial civilization becomes, they will still generate a heat signature that we may be able to detect. Continue reading →
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered the darkest cloud of interstellar dust and gas ever seen; it is so dense that even background infrared radiation is blocked, casting an ominous interstellar shadow. Continue reading →
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has helped solve an infrared mystery surrounding baby star systems that has puzzled astronomers since the 1980s. Continue reading →
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have spotted a star ripping through space, generating a violent bow shock ahead of its relentless rampage through the interstellar medium.
Could the stormy atmospheres of exoplanets and brown dwarfs be hothouses for the formation of prebiotic molecules?
Through the combined power of two NASA space telescopes, the clouds hanging high in an alien atmosphere have been mapped for the first time. Continue reading →
A recent discovery reads like a Monty Python comedy sketch: bringing out a dead comet that was actually not dead.
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