Dark Storm on Neptune Reverses Direction, Possibly Shedding a Fragment… Photo of the week

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope watched a mysterious dark vortex on Neptune abruptly steer away from a likely death on the giant blue planet. The storm, which is wider than the Atlantic Ocean, was born in the planet’s northern hemisphere and discovered by Hubble in 2018. Observations a year later showed that it began drifting […]

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Faint ‘super-planet’ discovered by radio telescope for the 1st time | Space

Scientists have discovered a cold, faint “super-planet” that has remained elusive to traditional infrared survey methods.  Observations from the Low-Frequency Array, or LOFAR radio telescope, revealed a brown dwarf, which researchers have designated BDR J1750+3809 and nicknamed Elegast. Brown dwarfs are sometimes referred to as failed stars or super-planets because they are too small to […]

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Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ on the solar system’s edge may not be real

Things aren’t looking so good for Planet Nine. Astronomers have been seeking signs of a purported giant planet in the outer reaches of our solar system since 2014, but new observations hint that it may not actually be there…Read More about this in link… Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2241222-mysterious-planet-nine-on-the-solar-systems-edge-may-not-be-real/#ixzz6KMA92xqU

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Proxima Centauri, the sun’s nearest neighbor, may host a 2nd alien planet. Meet Proxima c.

The newly detected icy world remains a candidate planet for now. Proxima b may not be an only child after all. In August 2016, astronomers announced that a roughly Earth-size exoplanet circles the closest star to the sun, the red dwarf Proxima Centauri, which lies a mere 4.2 light-years from us. (For perspective, the Milky Way galaxy’s spiral disk […]

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