Dwarf Stars News
Astronomers Discover More Than 100 New Exoplanets With NASA Kepler Space Telescope
An international team of astronomers have discovered more than 100 new exoplanets, or planets outside our solar system, according to NASA 's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. The "treasure trove of new worlds" were found using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope ,
Lonely Planet Unattached to a Star Found in Deep Space
Our galaxy is believed to be home to billions of free-floating planets with mysterious origins, unattached to a star, and now astronomers have zeroed in a newly detected planetary-mass object that could help give new insights into the formation of these worlds. NASA has theorized the objects could
How a NASA Probe Discovered a Planet Being Literally Torn Apart
A world in another solar system is literally being torn apart by a star in the throes of death, according to a new study. The cosmic catastrophe located 570 light years away in the constellation Virgo has been under observation from NASA 's Kepler K2 mission, which watches stars, accounting for
Hubble Telescope Captures Shimmering 'Cosmic Butterfly'
The cosmic butterfly, or as its known more formally, the twin jet nebula, was captured in a vibrant new image taken from the Hubble Telescope . The glowing colors and expanding gas seen in the image are the final gasps of life for an old star, according to NASA . The old star shed its layers,
Unusual Exoplanet Gives Glimpse of What Earth May Have Looked Like
Could this be what Earth looked like in the past? NASA 's Hubble Telescope has spotted a cloud of hydrogen escaping from an exoplanet 30 light years from Earth at such a rapid rate that it has been dubbed "the behemoth." "This cloud of hydrogen is very spectacular," David Ehrenreich, lead author of
NASA: Death Star May Have Shredded Planet After Close Encounter
Astronomers have uncovered evidence that a white dwarf may have gone into death star mode on the edge of the Milky Way, shredding a planet after a close encounter. NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other telescopes captured evidence of the Earth-sized star's destructive act. A white
Supernova in the Making: Twin Stars Will Meet Explosive Death in 700 Million Years
At the center of a mysterious nebula are two white dwarf stars that astronomers say will meet an explosive death in 700 million years, igniting an incredible supernova. Each white dwarf star has a weight similar to the sun, and they orbit around each other every 4.2 hours in a slow death spiral.
New college rankings & AFC preview
The NCAA and the football-factory conferences endlessly say their players are not unpaid semipros; rather, they're true student-athletes. So let's take them at their word and rank the country's top college football programs with education as important as victory. Introducing ESPN Grade , a whole
Want to Find ET? Look for Air Pollution
After trying unsuccessfully for several decades to eavesdrop on radio signals from outer space, scientists are looking at a new way to find evidence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. Never mind trying to hear an alien production of "I Love Lucy." Instead, look for signs of air
NASA Finds Coldest Star Ever, as Chilly as the Arctic
This star is one of Earth’s closest galactic neighbors, but it’s impossible to see it with the naked eye. Two NASA space telescopes have discovered a “brown dwarf” that’s as cold as the North Pole, according to the space agency. “It is remarkable that even...