Using data obtained from surveys of stars in the Milky Way and some clever programming, it is now possible to find stellar siblings scattered throughout our Galaxy, and thus obtain invaluable information on its evolution.
Will Smith and his son Kitai are back in this highly anticipated, totally unexpected sequel and this time, they’ve crash landed on a Super-Earth. Surviving won’t be easy, but it might be even harder for the planet’s atmosphere.
Since discovered last year, the origin of a disproportionate amount of extreme heavy elements in a dwarf galaxy has been a mystery. Could it be the work of an invisible hand?
It seems that whenever we have a fact about exoplanets nailed down, an exception will quickly crop up. The authors of today’s paper claim to have spotted a planet over twice the diameter of the Earth, made from solid rock.
Get ready to come up with a new mnemonic for the planets. The orbits of distant objects suggest that there may be something lurking in the outer Solar System as big as Neptune!
Today’s paper takes a look at combined data from two different gamma-ray experiments in the search for the products of dark matter annihilation