A double star system with misaligned protoplanetary disks around 450 light-years from Earth has been discovered, potentially explaining why some exoplanet orbits can be wildly eccentric. Continue reading →
The construction phase of the world's biggest optical telescope has begun atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Continue reading →
Behind the nebulous beauty of this newly-released portrait of a stellar nursery is a violent battle that will end only one way: The death of Gum 15. Continue reading →
In the case of a newly-discovered exoplanet orbiting a star only 16 light-years away, although astronomers may call it 'habitable,' it's likely anything but. Continue reading →
Scientists are attempting to map Pluto's icy depths using old telescope data before a NASA spacecraft reaches the distant dwarf planet in 2015.
Sometimes, a discovery is announced prematurely; that's the case here.
A new-found huge asteroid, nicknamed 'The Beast,' is expected zoom by Earth this weekend.
Around 7,500 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Carina (The Keel), lies a loosely-bound collection of stars that are as beautiful as they are useful. Continue reading →
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