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Monthly Archives: December 2015

HD 7449b: Scientists Observe A Monster Planet Dancing With Two Stars

December 19, 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. Read More

What Happened Before The Big Bang? Do We Know?

December 18, 2015 |

We are part of a great big universe — and for a long time, one of the greatest challenges in all of science has been figuring out — how the universe got here? What came before the Big Bang? Read More

The Closest ‘Habitable’ Exoplanet Wolf 1061c Is Just 14 ly Away

December 17, 2015 |

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. Read More

Astronomers May Have Discovered A Super Earth At Solar System’s Edge

December 16, 2015 |

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. Read More

Dark Matter: What Is It?

December 15, 2015 | 1

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. Read More

Half Of Kepler Exoplanets Do not Exist, They’re False Positives

December 14, 2015 |

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. Read More

SETTI: No Sign Of Extraterrestrial Life Around KIC 8462852

December 12, 2015 |

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! Read More

Finally, Scientists Unravel The Mystery Of Ceres Bright Spots

December 11, 2015 |

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! Read More

2015 Geminids Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend — Get Ready

December 10, 2015 |

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. Read More

What Is Antimatter? Why It Does Matter?

December 9, 2015 |

If it matters… it’s matter, but if you’re antimatter I guess you just don’t care about anything anymore. Matter is everything around us. It’s you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere! Even the land, and the ship! Read More

HD 106906b: The Super-Jupiter Planet That Shouldn’t Be There

December 7, 2015 |

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. Read More

Hypergiant Red Star VY Canis Majoris Is Going To Die Soon

December 6, 2015 |

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? Read More

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