The orbit of 186f is smaller, but the star is much cooler, so the planet will have roughly the same amount of light and heat from its star as Earth does from the Sun. I’m a little torn about this discovery. For decades we had no idea if other …
Some TNOs are "detached objects," which orbit so far from the sun that they're not appreciably affected by the gravity of Neptune or any other known planet. Perhaps the most famous of these is Sedna, which takes 11,400 years to make a …
Their new method successfully confirmed the previously predicted existence of two Jupiter-mass planets around HD 163296. They orbit at distances of 83 and 137 …
There is so much to see: stars, planets, the Milky Way and ... was the first visible crescent of the moon after conjunction with the sun. The period in the lunar cycle …
It happens daily, and even if we don’t deal with it all of the time, at some point during the week (hopefully) or the month (hopefully no more than that), we have ... not …
The dust storm on the planet shows no signs of abating, and NASA now says the …
[1] Although thousands of exoplanets have been discovered in the last two decades, detecting protoplanets remains at the cutting edge of science and there have …
Only a handful of star systems have more than a single planet. With eight worlds, our solar system has long taken the prize for the biggest lineup. But no longer ... rocky planets are closest to the sun and its gas giants farthest away.
As I do four times a year, we visit a clock face, Sun in the middle, with the Winter Solstice at 12 o’clock, and the Summer Solstice at 6 o’clock. Our planet moves …
Planet Smoothie: For two hours — from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday — get a free 16 …