Astronomy

Iota Horologii – a Yellow-hued Star

Iota Horologii – a Yellow-hued Star

Iota Horologii is a yellow-hued star in the Horologium constellation located approximately 56.5 light-years away. It is a Subgiant Star and the main star in the constellation Horologium, and it forms the outline of the constellation. The star is known as a G0Vp yellow dwarf (it has previously bee.....

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Could Humans Really Live On Arrakis, the Planet from Dune?

Could Humans Really Live On Arrakis, the Planet from Dune?

Arrakis, the planet depicted in the novel and picture Dune, is a dreadful place to visit, at least if you are not a huge worm. Could people survive in this desert, which is mostly devoid of water? Is it even possible for such a universe to exist? The question is considered to be worth investigati.....

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Farthest Water in the Universe Has Detected

Farthest Water in the Universe Has Detected

Astronomers have revealed the furthest distant finding of water in the cosmos. The valuable chemical – an ingredient required for life, as we know it –was discovered in galaxy SPT0311-58 by a team utilizing the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).  The light from these water .....

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Iota Horologii b – an Extrasolar Planet

Iota Horologii b – an Extrasolar Planet

Iota Horologii b, also known as HR 810 b, is an extrasolar planet located 56.5 light-years away in the constellation Horologium (The Pendulum Clock). It was the first planet discovered orbiting within the habitable zone of its parent star. Iota Horologii b, on the other hand, is thought to have i.....

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Using a Novel Mathematical Tool, Astronomers Explain the Intricate Structure of the Interstellar Medium

Using a Novel Mathematical Tool, Astronomers Explain the Intricate Structure of the Interstellar Medium

Turbulence must first diminish in interstellar dust clouds before gravity can cause a star to develop. The kinetic energy of turbulence comes to rest in an area that is extremely tiny on cosmic scales, ranging from one to several light-years in size, according to a German-French study team. In a .....

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In the Star Cluster Palomar 5, Astronomers have Discovered an Unusually Large Population of Black Holes

In the Star Cluster Palomar 5, Astronomers have Discovered an Unusually Large Population of Black Holes

Palomar 5 is a one-of-a-kind cluster. This is due to the fact that it is one of the “fluffiest” clusters in our Galaxy’s halo, with an average gap between stars of a few light-years, about equivalent to the distance between the Sun and the closest star. Second, it is connected with a sp.....

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PSR B1620-26 b – an Exoplanet

PSR B1620-26 b – an Exoplanet

PSR B1620-26 b is an exoplanet in the constellation Scorpius located approximately 12,400 light-years from Earth. It is nearly three times the age of Earth, which formed 4.5 billion years ago, at 12.7 billion years. Because of its extreme age, this exoplanet, the oldest ever discovered in our Mil.....

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HD 114762 b – a Small Red Dwarf Star

HD 114762 b – a Small Red Dwarf Star

HD 114762 b is a small red dwarf star in the HD 114762 system that was previously thought to be a massive gaseous extrasolar planet. It is located approximately 126 light-years (38.6 pc) away in the constellation Coma Berenices. It has a mass of 10.69 Jupiters, takes 83.9 days to complete one orb.....

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Gamma Cephei Ab – an Exoplanet

Gamma Cephei Ab – an Exoplanet

Gamma Cephei Ab is an exoplanet located in the constellation Cepheus about 45 light-years away (the King). It is a gas giant exoplanet in the habitable zone of a K-type star. The planet was confirmed to be in orbit around Gamma Cephei A in 2002, but its existence had been suspected since 1988. (m.....

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Goes Far Deeper Than We Thought

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Goes Far Deeper Than We Thought

The Great Red Spot is the solar system’s greatest atmospheric vortex. For at least two millennia, a storm the size of our whole planet has been whirling through the Jovian atmosphere. Scientists have now determined how deep it penetrates. Researchers have utilized the equipment aboard NASA&.....

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Can LEDs ultimately replace the sun?

Can LEDs ultimately replace the sun?

Agriculture has a 10,000-year history, and it is mostly a technological history. Crop yields have continually risen thanks to innovations ranging from the plow and wheel to enclosures and the current mechanical marvels of gas-powered tractors and sorters, allowing humankind to grow from tens of m.....

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PSR B1620-26 – a Binary Star System

PSR B1620-26 – a Binary Star System

PSR B1620−26 is a binary star system located 3,800 parsecs (12,400 light-years) away in the Messier 4 globular cluster (M4, NGC 6121) in the constellation Scorpius. The stellar companion’s color and magnitude indicate that it is an undermassive white dwarf (0.34 ± 0.04 solar mass) with .....

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