Astronomy News

Jul 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers headed by Dr Nikku Madhusudhan of the Cambridge University’s Institute of Astronomy has found that the abundance of water vapor in the atmospheres of the three newly discovered hot Jupiters – HD 189733b, HD 209458b, and WASP-12b – is between ten and a thousand times less than what standard planet formation theories predict. This is an illustration of a hot Jupiter orbiting a Sun-like star. According to the core...

Jul 22, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A year on the newly discovered Uranus-sized exoplanet Kepler-421b lasts for 704.2 days, making it the longest orbital period exoplanet yet found. Its parent...

Jul 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers using the Red Channel spectrograph at the MMT Observatory on Mt. Hopkins in Arizona has discovered the most distant Milky Way stars...

Jul 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using a new telescope called the Dragonfly Telephoto Array have discovered seven new dwarf galaxies the field of a nearby spiral galaxy known...

Jul 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists led by Dr Christa Gall from Aarhus University, Denmark, have discovered that supernovas – the cosmic factories of gas and dust – produce...

Jul 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A group of astronomers headed by Prof Clive Tadhunter from the the University of Sheffield has discovered that the central supermassive black hole of the...

Jul 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers led by Dr Paul Robertson of the Pennsylvania State University say that signals that were suspected to be coming from two Earth-like exoplanets...

Jul 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Using gravitational microlensing, a team of astronomers led by Prof Andrew Gould from Ohio State University has detected a cold terrestrial exoplanet orbiting...

Jul 2, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers using the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile, has captured a new image of a glowing...