Starry eyes

Planet Hunting In a vast cloud of dust and gas 450 light-years from Earth in the Taurus constellation, scientists have found evidence of a treasure trove of super-Earths and Neptune-sized planets. Using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, a team of researchers conducted a study of young stars in a gaseous, star-forming region of Taurus. The team observed and imaged 32 stars in the region that are surrounded by protoplanetary disks rotating disks of dust and gas that surro

Starry eyes

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Science Now

The epoch of planet formation, times twenty

Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these newfound worlds has taught us much, there is still a great deal we do not know ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Readers inquire about a Neptune-sized moon, nuclear pasta and more

Readers had questions about a Neptune-sized moon, nuclear pasta and the search for extraterrestrial life.

Mon 10 Dec 18 from ScienceNews

Scientists Find Planets Hidden in a Far-Off Cloud of Gas and Dust

Planet Hunting In a vast cloud of dust and gas 450 light-years from Earth in the Taurus constellation, scientists have found evidence of a treasure trove of super-Earths and Neptune-sized planets. Using ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Discover Magazine

Unknown treasure trove of planets found hiding in dust

"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by an international team of astronomers suggests.

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Astronomy Campaign Sheds Light on Planet Formation

We may never know every secret of our universe. But a team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile hope to at least answer a few questions about ...

Mon 17 Dec 18 from Geek.com

Secrets of Planet Birth Revealed in Amazing ALMA Radio Telescope Images

Gas and dust disks around young stars reveal features that suggest planets are off to an early start.

Mon 17 Dec 18 from SPACE.com

Stunning high-resolution images of disks swirling around 20 young stars outside of our solar system

The study has revealed new insight on the potential abundance of Jupiter-sized young planets in other corners of the Milky Way, and suggests our solar system may not be unique.

Thu 13 Dec 18 from Daily Mail

Anniversary Pic Celebrates Astronauts Fixing Hubble's Vision 25 Years Ago

NASA released a stunning new comparison photo to celebrate the anniversary of the first astronaut mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope's blurry vision, 25 years ago.

Fri 7 Dec 18 from SPACE.com

Stellar nursery 450 light years away where stars are born

A hidden stash of planets has been found around young stars in the universe and astronomers spotted the planets against the brightness of their stars using the ALMA telescope in the Chilean ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Daily Mail

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