feb 132013
 
Gaia will Reveal the Secrets of Ultracool Dwarfs

  Among the hundred billion stars which can be observed in the Milky Way, there is a group of stars, the so-named ultracool dwarfs, defined as stars with a temperature below 2500 K, which includes ultracool dwarfs and brown dwarfs. It is a really interesting group: they are the most ancient objects in our Galaxy [continue reading]

jan 212013
 
Auroras Also Occur Outside our Solar System

  University of Leicester planetary scientists have found new evidence suggesting auroras – similar to Earth’s Aurora Borealis – occur on bodies outside our Solar System. Auroras Bigger Than the Entire Earth: This image shows X-ray auroras observed by the Chandra X-ray Observatory overlaid on a simultaneous optical image from the Hubble Space Telescope of [continue reading]