We have discovered a brown dwarf colder than ice

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Associate Professor Kevin Luhman of Penn State University has discovered the coldest brown dwarf yet using the NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer. A brown dwarf is a massive gaseous object...

Kepler has discovered the most Earth-like planet yet

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The NASA's Kepler Space Telescope team have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone". The habitable zone, also known as the "Goldilock zone", is the...

Is Saturn forming a new Moon?

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Exactly one year ago, astronomer Carl Murray a scientist from Queen Mary University of London discovered a curious disturbance in the A ring of Saturn. Analysing the data of...

Extraordinary video of a Solar Flare

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrHowF3HRLY The Associate Press has released a video from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory of a flare erupting from the Sun. Solar Flares are sudden brightening of the Sun's surface. They occur...
The newly discovery dwarf planet shows up as red-green-blue coloured dots. Three images, each taken about two hours apart, were combined into one. The orbit of this world may be hinting that a planet far larger than Earth also lurks in the outer solar system Photograph: Scott S Sheppard/Carnegie Institution for Science

Rulers of the Oort Cloud

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A new dwarf planet has recently been discovered in the solar system, orbiting at about 10 light hours from our Star. This is the furthest object belonging to our planetary...

The first concrete evidence of Cosmic Inflation?

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It was announced on Monday that the Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarisation 2 (BICEP2 - don't you love projects acronyms?) experiment at the South Pole found a special pattern...
Dark, seasonal flows emanate from bedrock exposures at Palikir Crater on Mars in this image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Water flowing on Mars

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NASA has announced that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped some interesting photos that seem to indicate that water still flows on the surface of the red planet during the summer...

Forensic Astronomers: ART DIVISION.

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I firmly believe that the popularity of Astronomy is strongly related to our ability of producing awe-inducing photographs of the furthest corner of the cosmos. While looking up interesting pictures...

Supermassive Black Hole in RX J1532: the Destroyer of Worlds

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From the NASA website: Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and a suite of other telescopes to reveal one of the most powerful black holes known. The black hole...

A supernova in our galactic neighbourhood

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An amateur Russian astronomer has observed a Supernova in M82, a galaxy that is only 12 million light years away (a walk to the chemist on cosmic scales). The supernova...

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