After decades of searching the cosmos for possible Earth-like planets, astronomers have now confirmed the existence of a possible habitable world orbiting the star nearest to us in the universe. 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.
Astronomers have identified a young star that’s already 30 times more massive than our Sun, and it’s in our own galaxy, about 11,000 light-years away from Earth. 178 more words
It’s taken us 16 years, but we might finally know the origin of one of the strangest meteorites to ever collide with Earth’s surface.
Astronomers have found evidence that the Tagish Lake meteorite, which crash-landed in Canada back in 2000, came from the Kuiper Belt – all the way in the outskirts of the Solar System, past Neptune. 229 more words
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
An international team of astronomers has found a new substellar mass companion to one of the stars in the Pleiades open cluster. The discovery could contribute to our understanding of stellar and substellar multiplicity as well as formation mechanisms in this cluster. 246 more words