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.
An international team of scientists has discovered a filament of a fundamental structure known as the cosmic web hiding in the ‘Zone of Avoidance,’ and it’s one of the biggest structures ever seen by humans.
A newly funded concept envisions a kilometer-wide radio telescope built inside a crater on the far side of the Moon.
Researchers are first to combine 3D climate modeling with atmospheric chemistry to explore the habitability of planets around M dwarf stars, which comprise about 70% of the total galactic population.
A super-Earth known as Barnard b might be far more habitable than previously thought.
It’s very small and very cool.
New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago. The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.
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.
Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in the most extreme range of orbits yet observed around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in such a young system — raising interesting questions about how such a system might have formed.
Scientists have reported the first ever discovery of a moon orbiting around an ‘exoplanet’ – a planet that exists outside of the Earth’s solar system.
Fast radio bursts are among the most mysterious phenomena in the universe, and some have suggested they could be coming from alien technology.
The mission will see scientists detonate an explosive on the rock known as Ryugu.
Scientists expect to find much more about the strange worlds in the coming years.
Scientists have found 12 new moons orbiting around Jupiter, in a breakthrough discovery about our mysterious neighbor.
The more we learn about the expanding universe, the stranger it becomes.