The coolest brown dwarf discovered so far appears to have water clouds in its atmosphere, giving this sub-stellar object a very planet like characteristic. Continue reading â†’
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 â†’
A comet, that was once thought to be an asteroid, has shown its true colors and unfurled a beautifully bright tail as it makes close approach with the sun. Continue reading â†’
Conventional thinking suggests that the most massive black holes possess a ringed doughnut-shaped torus of gas and dust trapped in orbit around them. But if we know one thing about black holes, they're anything but conventional. Continue reading â†’
The hunt for the hypothetical Planet X has been fruitless so far, but that doesn't mean astronomers are calling it off.
There's no evidence for the existence of Planet X, despite a NASA space telescopeâ€™s best efforts to track it down.
In a recently-released view of the beautiful Trifid Nebula, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) takes an intimate look into the effects of star birth inside the cloud of dust and gas.
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) is back in the business of tracking down near-Earth objects after a two-year sabbatical. Continue reading â†’
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