Oldest known planets in Universe found

Mar 27, 2012 by

Astronomers have discovered the oldest known planets from the early days of the Universe, orbiting a star that is almost on our cosmic doorstep. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Astronomers puzzle over square galaxy

Mar 27, 2012 by

We have the Hexagon on Saturn, the Red Rectangle nebula — and now there’s a squarish galaxy for astronomers to deal with. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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New Ultradense Planet Found; Astronomers Baffled

Feb 24, 2012 by

An odd Jupiter-like world is so compact that it defies established theory—and may even represent a new class of planet, astronomers say. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Mystery Deepens Over Where Sun Was Born

Jan 19, 2012

New 3-D computer simulations have delivered a crushing blow to the strongest contender for our sun’s birthplace, astronomers say, returning the quest for the solar system’s origins to square one.   Stars like the sun typically form in clusters with other stars. Many clusters are spread out so that the stars drift apart, but others [...]

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Earth Must Have Another Moon, Say Astronomers

Dec 23, 2011

A study of the way our planet temporarily captures asteroids suggests that Earth should have at least one extra moon at any one time… See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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