A planet in a triple-star system has been discovered.
Publicly available data and collaborations between scientists have led to the discovery of a planet in a triple-star system.
On Dec. 21, Jupiter and Saturn will be so close together they will almost appear to be touching.
From the birth of Jesus Christ to Newton’s discovery of gravity, great conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn have many notable connections in human history.
Reporting dreary weather for many centuries.
How science has been used to predict wind and rain for over 1,000 years.
As the Earth orbits the Sun, the Sun appears to move through the ancient constellations of the zodiac.
Astronomy and astrology do not agree on the dates of the zodiac constellations.
A planet-forming disk made from rock and gas surrounds a young star.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/ Gerald Eichstädt /Seán Doran
Why isn’t there an endless variety of planets in the universe? An astrophysicist explains why planets only come in two flavors.
An artist’s impression of an exoplanet in the habitable zone around a star.
ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser
NASA scientists have discovered a new planet orbiting around a nearby star that is in a habitable zone. But does this planet have liquid oceans that can support life?
An artist’s conception of WASP-18b, a giant exoplanet that orbits very close to its star.
X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/I.Pillitteri et al; Optical: DSS
Sometimes it is difficult to take a photograph of an exoplanet because the star illuminating it is too bright. Now there is a new ‘deluminator’ telescope that can block out the extra light.
M81 spiral galaxy.
New research does away with dark matter by putting ‘entropy’, a measure of disorder, at the heart of the universe.
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9.
The new planet-hunting telescope TESS was successfully launched today by NASA, and Australia will play a key role in checking out any new worlds it discovers.
Imagined view from Kepler-10b, a planet that orbits one of the 150,000 stars that the Kepler spacecraft is monitoring.
NASA/Kepler Mission/Dana Berry
When NASA first started planning the Kepler mission, no one knew if the universe held any planets outside our solar system. Thousands of exoplanets later, the search enters a new phase as Kepler retires.
An artist’s concept of select planetary discoveries made to date by NASA’s Kepler space telescope.
The number of known exoplanets doubled this week to more than 3,200. But why have only a handful of these those new planets caught people’s imagination?
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The increasingly rapid pace of exoplanet discoveries must mean it is only a matter of time until astronomers find another Earth.
It’s regarded as a Biblical myth, but what the magi are supposed to have seen is rooted in astronomy.