jan 162013
 
Life Also Possible on Exomoons

  In their search for habitable worlds, astronomers have started to consider exomoons, or those likely orbiting planets outside the Solar System. In a new study, a pair of researchers has found that exomoons are just as likely to support life as exoplanets. Artist’s conception of two extrasolar moons orbiting a giant gaseous planet. Image Credit: [continue reading]

jun 142012
 
Two Odd Planets Discovered by “Extremely Little” Telescope

  Even small telescopes can make big discoveries   Though the KELT North telescope in southern Arizona carries a lens no more powerful than a high-end digital camera, it’s just revealed the existence of two very unusual faraway planets. This artist’s rendering shows planet KELT-1b, which resides so close to its star that it completes [continue reading]