In the early 1990s, the idea of planets around other stars was squarely in the realm of science fiction. Now, astronomers have already confirmed thousands of extrasolar planets — exoplanets, for short — and we've barely begun the search. In this ... Yahoo! UK and Ireland, 2 weeks ago
We present 1.3 mm observations of the Sun-like star τ Ceti with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) that probe angular scales of ∼1'' (4 AU). This first interferometric image of the τ Ceti system, which hosts both a debris ...Astrobiology Web, 2 weeks ago
, in southwest Wyoming. Late July, 2016 around July 28 or 29 presents the nominal peak of the Delta Aquarid meteor shower, but this rambles along steadily from about July 12 to August 23 each year. The new moon in early August 2016 means ...EarthSky, 2 weeks ago
2:40 pm This artist's impression shows a view of the triple star system HD 131399 from close to the giant planet orbiting in the system. (Credit: ESO/L. Calçada) There are plenty of weird planets in the Milky Way, but HD 131399Ab may be one of the ...Discover Magazine, 2 weeks ago
that bright star shining close to the waxing crescent moon is Regulus , brightest star in the constellation of Leo the Lion. The much brighter starlike object in front of Leo isn't a star, but the dazzling planet Jupiter. Youll see the moon ...EarthSky, 3 weeks ago
(Before It's News) Comet C/2013 X1 PanSTARRS as seen at 2 am facings east from Adelaide. Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia at the equivalent local time. Click to embiggen. Comet C/2013 X1 PanSTARRS is brightening and is around ...Before It's News, 1 month ago Seeing comet C/2013 X1 PanSTARRS from Australia (May 2016) Before It's News, 2 months ago
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