okt 042012
Nearby Planetary System Hosts Comet Crystals

  Pristine material that matches comets in our own Solar System have been found in a dust belt around the young star Beta Pictoris by ESA’s Herschel space observatory.   Close-up of olivine crystals seen inside a meteorite found on Earth that originated from a partly melted Solar System asteroid. The yellow olivine crystals are [continue reading]

mrt 172012
Large Binocular Telescope brings  the Universe into Sharper Focus

World’s Most Powerful Optical Telescope Uses New Technology to Make Groundbreaking Discoveries. Astronomers from the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) released the first series of scientific results showing its best-in-the-world performance in canceling the blur of the Earth’s atmosphere. Included in these first findings are previously impossible discoveries about extrasolar planets and their environments and new insights into [continue reading]