Astronomers have discovered a super-Earth, near the habitable zone of a red dwarf star that’s only 36.6 light-years away from us. That’s really, really close by, all things considered!
How do astronomers measure extremely large distances in the far away corners of the Universe? So this would be the top step on the cosmic distance ladder.
There is evidence of rotation in a galaxy which existed just 500 million years after the Big Bang. This is the earliest galaxy we’ve found with possible rotation! This young galaxy rotates more slowly than modern galaxies, but maybe it’s on its way to gaining more speed.
An international team of astronomers found a dwarf galaxy in the outskirts of the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, located over 2.5 million light-years from us. However, the ultra-faint dwarf galaxy, now called Pegasus V, was first spotted by a very attentive amateur astronomer Giuseppe Donatiello, of UAI, the Unione Astrofili Italiani.
Astronomers have just captured a new image of a beautiful sort of “dance” between two galaxies: the spiral NGC 1512, it’s the pretty, large, barred spiral in the picture, and its small neighbor NGC 1510.
Most if not all newly formed stars have protoplanetary disks of gas & dust circling around them. More about the HL Tauri planet which forming in the gaps.
Today we bring you space scoop about the magnificent galaxy NGC 1566, nicknamed the “Spanish Dancer”. More at #365DaysofAstro
A team of astronomers has just found a bright, uh, “spider” of a sort, in the sky. More about this very unusual binary system at #365DaysOfAstro. @UNAWE
Today’s news: cosmic eruption fall back all around its young star, and helping form new planets in its outer regions
Astronomers using the Gemini South Observatory in Chile have captured beautiful mix of dust and gas kinda looks like a butterfly with a single wing hiding a baby star.