okt 092012
 
Cosmic Blender Churns Galaxy Cluster

  Scientists have used a suite of X-ray observations to find evidence of large scale swirling gas motion in the Perseus galaxy cluster. The Perseus Cluster, located 237 million light-years away in the constellation of Perseus, contains thousands of galaxies immersed in a vast cloud of multimillion degree gas. Image Credit: Jean-Charles Cuillandre (CFHT) & Giovanni [continue reading]

aug 242012
 
41 New Exoplanets Discovered!

  Two newly submitted studies verify 41 new transiting planets in 20 star systems. These results may increase the number of Kepler’s confirmed planets by more than 50 percent: to 116 planets hosted in 67 systems, over half of which contain more than one planet. The papers are currently under scientific peer-review. The diagram shows [continue reading]