Monthly Archives: April 2015
A team of scientists using ground-based telescopes in the USA has discovered a unique planetary system orbiting a neighbor star, HD 7924, a mere 54 light-years away.
There are many unanswered questions about the universe that keep scientists awake at night, theories like the birth, evolution, symmetries and consistency of the universe remain a puzzle for physicists.
A team of astronomers at Arizona State University have poured cold water on the prospect of finding any intellignt life around the star Tau Ceti, one of the Sun’s closest neighbors and one of the most popularized systems in many science fiction works.
Astrophysicists from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics have discovered a group of ancient red giant stars which should be old but they still look young when their ages are inferred using asteroseismology.
Billion years ago, galaxies like our Milky Way underwent an era of prolific star formation, churning out stars at a frenzy rate, 30 times faster than they do today.
Two Russian astronomers have spotted 11 homeless galaxies that have been flung out of their homes to wander out in deep space, millions of light years from their nearest neighbours.
NASA is planning to bring together Earth’s most brilliant experts from various scientific fields searching for alien life on habitable exoplanets, i.e planets beyond our solar system.
Scientists across the globe are planning to bulid a virtual telescope as big as earth by connecting a planet-wide system of telescopes across our planet thus to take detailed pictures of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
As two galaxies enter the last stages of merging they become locked in a gravitational orbit around each other, as a result, astronomers believe that the galaxies’ supermassive black holes at their center would inevitably collide and merge to become one.
In 2004, NASA’ mission WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe) detected a supermassive void (largest structure ever observed in the universe) — a cold area of the sky that stretched on the map of radiation left over from the Big Bang — a strange feature named by astronomers the Cold Spot.