Asteroid 134 Sophrosyne was discovered on September 27th 1873 by Robert Luther. Its a dark, C-type, main belt asteroid, with an estimated diameter, derived from… 347 more words
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Thousands of mountain sized rocks float through outer space and occasionally some come near to striking the Earth as they fly through our atmosphere in a fiery blaze of glory known as a shooting star. 49 more words
Astronomers Don’t Think That So-Called SETI Signal Is Aliens—and Neither Should You - SARAH SCOLES. 08.30.16. 3:33 PM
This weekend, a group of astronomers made many, many headlines after giving a presentation about “a strong signal in the direction of HD164595.” HD164595 is a Sun-like star 94 light-years away, and with the RATAN-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya, Russia, pointed in its direction, the astronomers picked up a blast of radio waves about 4.5 times stronger than background static. 113 more words
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For the first time, astronomers have discovered a planet orbiting our sun’s nearest neighbor. The newly identified exoplanet (a planet outside our solar system) is officially the closest known exoplanet to Earth, located at a distance of 4.25 light-years away.
In the darkness of space, way out past Neptune at the edge of the solar system, there’s something really weird going on and it has astronomers scratching their heads and searching for an explanation. 84 more words