Mars has meteorites too. This particular one is an iron meteorite called “Lebanon,” of which NASA just released new high-definition images.
The most famous Exo-Planet ever discovered most likely never existed thanks to the atmosphere of its parent star.
That’s right, that explosive list of exo-planets we keep hearing about just got a little smaller (but for a cool reason at least).
A new planet-hunting technique reveals that rocky planets exist where we thought they wouldn’t…in binary star systems.
Binary star systems are very common throughout the universe comprising perhaps 50% of the points of light you see at night. Earth-like planets have never been found in these systems though which essentially lops-off half the solar systems we could examine for twin earths and their concomitant potential for life as we know it.
A newly appreciated galaxy is celebrating Independence Day (and my birthday) with colorful and intense fireworks-like displays
Messier-106 is no ordinary spiral galaxy. Two of it’s spiral arms are weird enough that astronomers call them anomalous. They are oddly and beautifully colored and they extend outside the plain of the galaxy in defiance of the other more stately arms.