Using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, a team of scientists has obtained the most detailed observations yet of the asteroid 216 Kleopatra –aka the dog-bone asteroid – an asteroid with two tiny moons shaped like a dog bone.
Stars have always been part of civilizations. In Ancient Times, we relied upon the apparent motion of these bodies to navigate distances, to measure the passage of time therefore determining seasons, months, and years. Simply, stars are the very reason we exist. We are literally made up of “stardust”.
Using analysis provided by NASA’s Kepler space telescope — K2 extended mission — and thermal infrared data provided by ESA’ Herschel Space Observatory, a team of scientists found that (225088) 2007 OR10 is likely to be larger in size and darker than previously thought.
Earlier this month, the news about a small asteroid coming close to Earth has caused controversy among the astronomical community.
From its interesting anti-cyclonic storms to the theory of Pluto being it’s moon, we countdown the most interesting facts about Neptune.
Two years ago, a small asteroid, named 2013 TX68, flew pass Earth at a safe distance of about 2 million km (1.3 million miles) and now it will pass even closer to our planet next month, on March 5, 2016, but this time nobody is certain just how close.
NASA’ Former chief operating officer in Spain Carlos González Pintado says there could be life on Kepler-452b — the newly remarkable world discovered by NASA’ kepler mission — given its characteristics.
Astronomers have managed to analyse a spectacular flare from a supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy 3C 279, a record flare that happened five billion years ago.
Using NASA’ Hubble Telescope, astronomers have observed the Arches Cluster, the most dense cluster known in the Milky Way with a mass equivalent to more than 10,000 Sun-like stars in a space with a radius equal to the distance between the sun and its nearest neighbor Alpha Centauri star system.
Astronomers have confirmed the existence of an exotic pulsar with the widest orbit ever detected and is one of the very few binary neutron star systems known to date.
A team of astronomers at Arizona State University have poured cold water on the prospect of finding any intellignt life around the star Tau Ceti, one of the Sun’s closest neighbors and one of the most popularized systems in many science fiction works.