astronomy

A home from home? Solar system discovered like our own

Credit: ESO/L Calcado

The story

Another space post from me this week – seems those astronomers are hard at work at the moment.

This story comes via the European southern Observatory (ESO), where astronomers have found a Solar System 127 light years away More

The incredible shrinking Moon

The story

Astronomers studying pictures from a NASA orbiter have announced that wrinkles on the surface of the Moon is evidence it is still geologically active and that it is not the dead, inactive lump of rock that we have previously thought. More

Most massive (not biggest) star discovered

The story:

Astronomers discovered a huge star in a nearby galaxy last week.  R136a1, part of the Large Magellanic Cloud, is estimated to have a mass 265 times more than the sun and to shine around a million times more brightly. More