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By using Gaia satellite, a team of scientists, with a little help from amateur astronomers, have found an extremely rare star system: a binary system where one star completely eclipses the other, the first of its kind ever discovered.
For the first time, a team of astronomers at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have confirmed, directly, the existence of a young gas giant planet, similar to Jupiter, still in the early stages of formation, embedded in the accretion disc of its host star.
Using data provided by NASA/ESA’ Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers have discovered an amazing and rare exoplanet (a planet outside the solar system) with a giant comet-like tail.
Astronomers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Aarhus University (Denmark) have discovered 74 Earth-sized exoplanets — planets beyond our solar system orbiting a star other than the Sun — located hundreds of light years away from Earth, orbit their host stars in the same way that our planet orbits the sun, following similar circular orbital paths.
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have investigated the relationship between monster black holes that power radio-signal-emitting galactic jets and galaxies that have undergone mergers.
Using ALMA telescope, astronomers have observed a huge solar flare on the surface of Mira, one of the closest red giant stars in the night sky about 420 light years away in the constellation Cetus.
Far off in the universe, there’s a remote galaxy that shines as bright as 300 trillion suns and according to NASA, it is currently the most luminous galaxy ever seen.
An international team of researchers using the 10m telescope at the W.M. Keck Observatory have discovered unusual class of galaxies, called ultra-diffuse galaxies, in distant space.
The discovery of a magnetic field oriented to the left could provide scientists with clue to explain a long-standing mystery, the dominance of matter over antimatter in the early universe.
Using data gathered by Kepler space telescope scientists have finally forecasting the daily weather cycles for six distant planets.
Forty light years away in the Cancer constellation is a yellow star much like our sun. However, it is not alone, it has a smaller companion, a red dwarf star which is separated by over one thousand times the distance from the Earth to the Sun. 55 Cancri is the name of this binary star system. It also has a special feature: the yellow dwarf (55 Cancri A) have five exoplanets and may possibly host other worlds that we could not detect yet.
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.