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Kepler scientists discover almost 100 new exoplanets

February 15, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Based on data from NASA’s K2 mission, an international team of scientists has confirmed nearly 100 new exoplanets. This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to […]

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Milky Way ties with neighbor in galactic arms race

February 14, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Astronomers have discovered that our nearest large neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way. It had been thought that Andromeda was two to three times the size […]

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Andromeda galaxy was formed in 'recent' star crash: study

February 14, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html The Milky Way’s neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda, was formed in a colossal crash between two smaller star systems no more than three billion years ago when Earth already existed, researchers said Wednesday. Source: Psys.org […]

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Rotating gaseous donut around an active supermassive black hole

February 14, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html High-resolution observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) imaged a rotating dusty gas torus around an active supermassive black hole. The existence of such rotating donuts-shape structures was first suggested decades ago, […]