Venus, our nearest neighbor, is one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system, it’s surface is often said to resemble the classical images of Hell, a really awful place that will kill you in less than 10 seconds.
If you want to look at those bright stars thingies in the night sky you may not be able to see what your ancestors saw in the past.
In constellation Cygnus the swan, about 600 light years away from us, sits an amazing planet that could have continents, oceans and creatures already living on its surface, a place that is just right in meeting all the requirements for life, Kepler 22b.
In the past two decades, astronomers have detected more than 2000 exoplanets, the first of these detections were gas giants as massive as Jupiter that are so close to the host that they are heated to high temperature in order of 2,000°C; but now, for the first time, astronomers are getting down to the regime of potentially habitable Earth-like worlds.
People have been captivated by the mighty gas giant Jupiter for centuries, with its powerful swirling clouds and the iconic glowering red eye… really interesting, but we’ve no idea what lies beneath those colorful cloud layers, until now!
Yesterday, Dr. Tabetha Boyajian and Professor Jason Wright have participated in a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) to answer any and all questions regarding the “most controversial star in our Galaxy” KIC 8462852.
This week, unexpected new results from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows that the galaxies are accelerating 9% faster away from each other than previously anticipated, astronomers are not quite sure why!
In the constellation Libra about 190 light years away from our planet, reside one of the most mysterious objects in our galaxy, the impossible star which appears to be older than the universe itself.
On April 18, 2013, NASA’ astronomers announced the discovery of a new planetary system composed of five worlds orbiting a star somewhat cooler and smaller than the Sun, approximately 1,200 light-years away from us in the constellation Lyra.