Monthly Archives: December 2015
A team of scientists has discovered unusual planetary system composed of a monster planet ‘dancing’ dangerously with two stars — a sun-like star and a dwarf star — at 127 light years away from us.
Australian astronomers have spotted the closest exoplanet within the habitable zone of its star to Earth, dubbed Wolf 1061c, is just 14 light years away.
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) located in the Atacama desert of northern Chile, astronomers were surprised to discover evidence that could point to a massive new planet X at the edge of our own solar system.
All that we see and experience in a normal day is made of matter. The thing that makes up the universe and all the rest — everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all of our instruments, all normal matter — adds up to less than 5% of the Universe. More is unknown than is known.
A new study finds that more than half of the gas giant planets candidates in the NASA’s Kepler data are false positives — aren’t planets at all — a rate much higher than previously thought.
KIC 8462852, aka Tabby’s star located 1,480 light years away from us, has puzzled astronomers with its erratic dimming, a dimming pattern never seen before — more than 20% of its light was being blocked out by something!
There are lots of things you might expect to find on the largest object in the Asteroid Belt. But bright, shiny polka dots are probably not on that list. And yet, there they are! More than 130 perplexingly bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres!
The Geminids meteor shower, the king of the meteor showers, will peak on the night of 13-14 December. It is anticipated to be an amazing view for the spectators, so, amateur stargazers, grab your woollies and look to the night sky.
A super-Jupiter planet, dubbed HD 106906b, discovered last year is sitting at a large distance from its host star, so far away that some believes it was kicked out of star’s local neighborhood.
The Hypergiant red star VY Canis Majoris, one of the largest stars in our galaxy, is going to die soon, new study suggests. Will it impose some risks to our planet as it dies in violent supernovae explosion?