The vastness of Space has thrown up another interesting planet for us to study. Recently, astronomers have discovered a cold planet situated in a binary star system located nearly 3000 light-years from our Solar System.
On a clear night, you might be able to spot the red dwarf star Gliese 832 through a backyard telescope, as it is just 16 light years away. Today, astronomers announced the discovery of super-Earth planet orbiting this nearby star and say it might be the best candidate yet for habitable world.
Pluto has long been regarded as something of an anomaly in our solar system. Compared to neighbouring worlds, the dwarf planet has an extremely tilted orbit which sometimes brings it closer to the sun than Neptune. Now, astronomers in Spain believe it has yet another unusual feature – the world may be harbouring two supersized planet just out of reach of our telescopes.
Twelve astronauts landed on the Moon between 1969 and 1972 on Apollo missions 11 through 17. They brought with them plenty of equipment essential for their survival, but they also took some rather less-expected items.
Rocky planets ahoy, Kapteyn! Two exoplanets have been discovered orbiting a red dwarf called Kapteyn’s star, and one of those worlds may be ripe for life. Extrapolating from the age of the star, these planets are about 11.5 billion years old – only 2 billion years younger than the universe itself.
We often wish that we could go back in time and rectify our mistakes or go to the future and see what it turns out to be like. One thought is that time travel is certainly not possible, because if it would have been, then we would already have been visited by time travelers! However, let us not jump to conclusions and explore the question of whether time travel is possible, by going deeper into the subject.
A group of astronomers and astrobiologists has revealed that alien life exists in our universe and the research teams are working hard to find them as early as possible.
A Record Among Exoplanets: A Gas Giant GU Psc b Is Around 2,000 Times The Earth-Sun Distance From Its StarMay 15, 2014 | Editors
An international team led by University of Montreal researchers has discovered and photographed a new planet 155 light-years from our solar system.
A brown dwarf is a celestial or an astronomical object having a size between a small star and a giant planet, like Jupiter. In other words, brown dwarfs are too large to be classified as planets and too small to be called a star.
While looking up information about the recently discovered Tamu Massif in the Pacific Ocean, I was surprised to learn that Olympus Mons is not the tallest Mountain in the solar system. I was even more surprised to learn that the mountain was not even located on a planet.