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.
After a decade exploring the Cosmos, take a tour of some of NASA Spitzer space telescope's most beautiful nebulae.
Astronomers may not be able to sample an exoplanet directly, but they have analyzed a hot-Jupiter's atmosphere in the 'perfect lab exoperiment.' Continue reading →
Every once in a while, an astronomy paper comes out that makes me go, "Whoa. Whoa! Wait... really?" This is one of those papers.
Stellar nurseries are chock-full of energetic phenomena, it's little wonder that we are always finding new and bizarre things in star-forming regions.
For the first time, buckyballs have been discovered in the cosmos in a solid form in the vicinity of a binary star system 6,500 light-years away.
Did the famous supernova known as Cassiopeia A coincide with the birth of King Charles II in 1630? New evidence of the "noon day star" suggests this might be the case.
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