Topic: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
A team of scientists, using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, says a pair of puzzling bubbles gets in the way of their quest to search for dark matter at the core of the Milky Way.
11/10/2010 05:58 pm
Researchers examining data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope speculate that planets that have been pulverized by repeated collisions with massive celestial objects are less able to sustain life than those that haven't.
09/09/2010 06:56 pm
Scientists said Thursday that they were confident the Kepler telescope had found a 'super Earth' exoplanet that orbits its star every 1.6 Earth days and is 1.5 times the size of Earth.
08/27/2010 03:52 pm
Kepler, the NASA telescope launched in March 2009, used the 'transiting' method to find two Saturn-size planets orbiting a star in the constellation Lyra.
08/26/2010 06:25 pm
A team of astronomers say they have found a solar system that includes at least five Neptune-like planets – all within the equivalent of Mars's orbit. There might be two other planets, as well, including the smallest exoplanet yet found.
08/25/2010 08:20 pm
Solar tsunami watchers say that the recent solar eruption could be a sign that the sun is rousing from its relative dormancy.
08/04/2010 01:11 pm
Plasma from the sun slammed into Earth's magnetic field Tuesday afternoon. Here's a look at what kind of northern lights show the collision will put on.
08/03/2010 09:32 pm
A super-hot blue star careening at 1.6 million miles per hour was ejected from our galaxy after a brush with a monster black hole, astronomers believe.
07/22/2010 05:08 pm
R136a1 could once have been 320 times as massive as the sun. That's twice as massive as scientists thought a star could be. Perhaps R136a1 is several stars close together, some say.
07/21/2010 06:17 pm
UFO Over Chinese Airport, Texas chupacabra sightings: Extraordinary claims call for extraordinary evidence.
07/16/2010 04:44 pm