The disk contains enough material to form at least three natural satellites about the size of our Moon.

Astronomers have detected a disk of gas and dust surrounding a distant exoplanet, which has the potential to form moons.

The disk in question is called a circumplanetary disk, and this is…

According to a recent study, “Cosmic Dawn”- the moment when first stars were formed, occurred 250 to 350 million years after the Big Bang.

Shortly after the Big Bang, the Universe was a dark and featureless place, as there were no sources of light (stars or galaxies) at the very…

Planet Hunters TESS has announced the discovery of 2 gaseous planets (HD 152843b & HD 152843c) orbiting around a bright Sun-like star named HD 152843.

Planet Hunters is a NASA funded citizen science project that looks for extrasolar planets using human eyes. …

Dubbed Valparaiso 1, this open cluster contains at least fifteen thousand stars. It is about 75 million years old.

An international team (of scientists) has discovered a massive star cluster of intermediate age in the direction of the Scutum constellation. …

The newly detected circumbinary planet is called TIC 172900988b, and it is slightly bigger than Jupiter.

Recently, a team of international scientists reported the first discovery of a transiting circumbinary exoplanet found from a single sector of TESS data. Their study, submitted on 18 May 2021 can be read here.

Just to avoid confusion, this new found galaxy called BRI 1335–0417 is the oldest known “spiral” galaxy, not the oldest galaxy ever observed.

With the help of ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array), scientists have discovered the oldest known spiral galaxy designated BRI 1335–0417.

Located in the Atacama Desert of northern…

Two separate teams have reported the discovery of heavy metal vapours in the atmospheres of comets in and beyond our Solar System.

In an unexpected turn of events, two separate teams (of scientists) have reported the discovery of heavy metal vapours in the atmospheres of comets in and beyond our…

Located about 16,000 light-years from Earth, the newly discovered red giant star is designated SPLUS J210428.01−004934.2 (SPLUS J2104−0049).

At a distance of about 16,000 light-years from Earth, astronomers have detected a new ultra-metal-poor (UMP) star. The star was discovered as part of the Southern Photometric Local Universe Survey (S-PLUS).

This…

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