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Astronomers Image the Atmosphere of a Red Dwarf Planet for the First Time. Spoiler Alert, it’s a Terrible Place to Live

Using data from the Spitzer Space Telescope, a team of astronomers was able to study the surface of an exoplanet…

3 weeks ago

Planet With Lava Oceans Also has an Atmosphere, Says New Study

A new study by scientists at NASA JPL has revealed that 55 Cancri e is not a lava planet after…

2 years ago

Stunning View of the Crab Nebula Just Got Five Times Better

Images of the Crab Nebula are always a treat because it has such intriguing and varied structure. Also, just knowing…

2 years ago

Alien Planet’s Clear Weather Could Show Way To ‘Super-Earth’ Atmospheres

In an encouraging find for habitability researchers, astronomers have detected molecules on the smallest planet ever -- a Neptune-sized planet…

5 years ago

Threatened Spitzer Telescope Gets NASA Nod For Extension, Subject To Congress Funding

After NASA recommended in May that Spitzer space telescope officials send in a revised budget or face possible termination of…

5 years ago

Too WISE to be Fooled by Dust: Over 300 New Star Clusters Discovered

Brazilian astronomers have discovered some 300+ star clusters that were largely overlooked owing to sizable obscuration by dust.  The astronomers, from the Universidade…

5 years ago

These Ultra-Black ‘Cosmic Clumps’ Will Give Birth To Powerful Stars

When gas and dust squeeze tightly enough together in space, no light can get through and the place is black…

5 years ago

Supernova Sweeps Away Rubbish In New Composite Image

Shining 24,000 light-years from Earth is an expanding leftover of a supernova that is doing a great cleanup job in…

5 years ago

360 Degrees of Milky Way at Your Fingertips

Touring the Milky Way's a blast with this brand new 360-degree interactive panorama. More than 2 million infrared photos taken…

5 years ago

Runaway Star Shocks the Galaxy!

That might seem like a sensational headline worthy of a supermarket tabloid but, taken in context, it's exactly what's happening…

6 years ago