The Crab Pulsar was born with supernova explosion which was widely observed on Earth in the year 1054. The Crab Nebula is located 6,500-light-years away from us in the direction of Constellation Taurus.
On Tuesday evening, NASA held an extraordinary press conference announcing Kepler’ last results on exoplanets research: amazingly, the number of known alien planets has just gone up by more than 60%.
Last week, scientists announced the discovery of a remarkable three potential habitable exoplanets orbiting around the ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1, an alien planetary system just 40 light-years away from us.
A rare and amazing astronomical event is set to take place Monday, May 9th. Mercury, the smallest planet in the solar system, will pass directly between the Sun and Earth, and thus it will partially eclipse the sun. This event is called the transit of Mercury and it is the biggest and rarest astronomical events of 2016 — only happens 14 times in 100 years.
Weather here on Earth can be really nasty, but on distant worlds, the atmospheric conditions can be extreme, far beyond anything we saw or imagine. Here’s why you should not go to HAT-P-11b.
Legend has it that there is a mysterious, ancient dark object orbiting Earth for quite some time now. Its origin and purpose are incomprehensible, named the Black Knight this 13K years old subtle satellite has supposedly been transmitting signs towards the Earth for over 50 years now.
There are about 100 billion to 200 billion galaxies in the observable universe. For roughly 13 billion years they’ve swarmed around each other, colliding and merging, undergoing rapid star formation and suffering periods of drought, where no new stars are born.
Finding a true Earth analog orbiting within the habitable zone of a sun-like star is a sort of holy grail to astronomers and we are about to get a lot closer to detect one in the near future as new incredible inventions and technologies are available to us now.
Our solar system is a huge place, it’s true edge stretches far beyond the Kuiper belt. Maybe, you are familiar with Pluto, the demoted planet and the most famous dwarf planet within the Kuiper belt, but there are too many objects beyond it; actually, there are dwarf planets larger than Pluto residing there.