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How Many Suns Can a Planet Have?
Science & Tech  (tags: exoplanets, cosmos, Universe, planets, stars, Tatooine )

Freya
- 3 days ago - space.com
A strange alien world with three suns in its sky has just been discovered, but it didn't break any records. There are a handful of other known exoplanets with three host stars, and quite a few out there with two suns.
Earth-Like Planets Unlikely in 'Hot Jupiter' Solar Systems
Science & Tech  (tags: space, planets, universe )

Nelson
- 51 days ago - space.com
Alien solar systems with hot Jupiter planets
The Universe Is Growing Faster Than We Thought, and Could Rip Itself Apart
Science & Tech  (tags: universe, science, scientists, space, research, discovery, design, astronomy, dark matter, dark energy )

Roger
- 57 days ago - businessinsider.com.au
there is still so much we do not know about the universe in which we are living !!!
Hubble Spies a Spiral Snowflake
Science & Tech  (tags: NGC 6814, Hubble Space Telesciope, NASA/ESA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Galaxies, Universe )

Steve
- 77 days ago - nasa.gov
Together with irregular galaxies, spiral galaxies make up approximately 60 percent of the galaxies in the local universe. However, despite their prevalence, each spiral galaxy is unique and like snowflakes, no two are alike.
NASAs Kepler Mission Announces Largest Collection of Planets Ever Discovered
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Kepler space telescope, K2 Mission, Ames Research Center, Distant planets, Universe )

Steve
- 80 days ago - nasa.gov
NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets âEUR" the single largest finding of planets to date.
The Dew Drop of Saturn
Science & Tech  (tags: Cassini Spacecraft, Enceladus, Saturn, NASA/JPL, Solar System, Universe )

Steve
- 87 days ago - nasa.gov
The water-world Enceladus appears here to sit atop Saturn's rings like a drop of dew upon a leaf. Enceladus reminds us that even small worlds hold mysteries and wonders to be explored.
Light Echoes Used to Study Protoplanetary Disks
Science & Tech  (tags: Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA, Distant planets, Universe, Stars, Photo-Reverberation, Light echos )

Steve
- 94 days ago - nasa.gov
A new study published in the Astrophysical Journal uses data from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope and four ground-based telescopes to determine the distance from a star to the inner rim of its surrounding protoplanetary disk.
Microscopic "Timers" Reveal Likely Source of Galactic Space Radiation
Science & Tech  (tags: Hubble Space Telesciope, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Advanced Composition Explorer Spacecraft, Cosmic rays, Supernovae, Iron-60, Universe )

Steve
- 97 days ago - nasa.gov
Most of the cosmic rays that we detect at Earth originated relatively recently in nearby clusters of massive stars, according to new results from the NASA Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft.
A 'Bubble' for Hubble: Iconic Telescope Snaps Spectacular Birthday Photo
Science & Tech  (tags: Hubble Space Telesciope, NASA/ESA, NGC 7635, Bubble nebula, Universe )

Steve
- 99 days ago - space.com
The Hubble Space Telescope may be turning 26 years old this weekend, but its vision is still out of this world.
Computer-Simulated Image of a Supermassive Black Hole
Science & Tech  (tags: Black hole, NASA/ESA, Supermassive black hole, Hubble Space Telescope, Gemini telescope, Universe, Coma galaxy cluster )

Steve
- 114 days ago - nasa.gov
This computer-simulated image shows a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy. The black region in the center represents the black holes event horizon, where no light can escape the massive objects gravitational grip
Hubble Peers Into the Heart of the Milky Way Galaxy
Science & Tech  (tags: Hubble Space Telesciope, NASA/ESA, Milky Way Galaxy, Star cluster, Universe )

Steve
- 119 days ago - nasa.gov
Peering deep into the dusty heart of our Milky Way galaxy using infrared vision, NASAs Hubble Space Telescope reveals a rich tapestry of more than half a million stars.
NASAs Spitzer Maps Climate Patterns on a Super-Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA/JPL, Super Earth, Distant planet, EXO planet, Universe )

Steve
- 120 days ago - nasa.gov
Observations from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the first temperature map of a super-Earth planet -- a rocky planet nearly two times as big as ours.
SOFIA Releases New Map of Orions Horsehead Nebula
Science & Tech  (tags: Horsehead nebula, NASA, SOFIA, Constellation Orion, Ames Research Center, upGREAT, Universities Space Research Association, Universe )

Steve
- 125 days ago - nasa.gov
NASAs Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, has released a new map of the interstellar cloud called the Horsehead Nebula, located in the constellation Orion
 

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