New detailed observations reveal a young exoplanet, orbiting a young star in the Hyades cluster, that is unusually dense for its size and age. Weighing in at 25 Earth-masses, and slightly smaller than Neptune, this exoplanet’s existence is at odds with the predictions of leading planet formation theories.
The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) has taken the first ever image of a young, Sun-like star accompanied by two giant exoplanets. Images of systems with multiple exoplanets are extremely rare, and — until now — astronomers had never directly observed more than one planet orbiting a star similar to the Sun. The observations can help astronomers understand how planets formed and evolved around our own Sun.
With most people staying home during the coronavirus outbreak, Los Angeles now has some of the cleanest air of any major city.
Last year, we activated the first useful seismograph on Mars.
Astronomers have captured a truly incredible image of two stars locked in a fight to the death, producing a stunning, if violent, cosmic masterpiece in the process.
New study of an ape-like pelvis suggests human ancestors might not have been built like modern African apes.
Robot Trump includes audio function which makes fart sounds and says ‘no collusion’, ‘you are fake news’ and ‘witch-hunt’.
Thousands of elated demonstrators outside Parliament cheered and rejoiced as Taiwan became the first country in Asia to fully legalize same-sex marriage May 17.
Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy.
French police will be allowed to open fire if lives are threatened by Yellow Vest rioters this weekend, the military governor of Paris said today.
The U.S. has a powerful anti-terrorism law — but it’s only been used once against a far-right extremist since 9/11.
I returned to Douma on the March 9, 2019. I had previously visited a week after the alleged “chemical attack” in April 2018 and interviewed hospital staff who had already informed me that the White Helmet hospital scenes had been staged.
Scientists have created the soundtrack of the 5,000th Mars sunrise captured by the robotic exploration rover, Opportunity, using data sonification techniques to create a two-minute piece of music.
Launched in 2009, Kepler’s mission was actually born in the early 80s as scientists began to turn their attention to finding planets with similar characteristics to home. Here are just some of the cool discoveries made possible due to the intergalactic telescope.
259 people have died while taking photos of themselves in the last 6 years, exceeding those killed by sharks this year, according to a new study — and scientists are warning that we need ‘no-selfie zones’.