Exoplanet Gilese 581b Now Found to Be a Viable ‘New Earth’

Exoplanet Gilese 581b Now Found to Be a Viable ‘New Earth’

In 2009, astronomers discovered an exoplanet, identified as Gilese 581b, that possessed the right conditions to harbor liquid water on its surface. The exoplanet is described as a “super-Earth”, as it is seven times larger. However, in 2014, after conducting further research, astronomers reneged on their thoughts about the validity of their initial findings. They […]

Multiple Star System in First Stage of Creation Found by Astronomers

Multiple Star System in First Stage of Creation Found by Astronomers

Multiple star systems are abundant throughout the Universe; however, for the first time, astronomers have observed one that is in the first stages of creation. They hope that by locating the system and further observing it, it will allow astronomers to better understand the production and birth of multiple star systems. The research team looked […]

Supernova Possible in Twin Star Nebula

Supernova Possible in Twin Star Nebula

  Supernovae are rare in occurrence, but at the center of an enigmatic nebula lie two stars that astronomers say will eventually end in a fiery, violent supernova. Astronomers believe that the two stars are set in such a tight orbit that they will merge and cause each other’s explosion and death. The pair discovered […]