Astronomers have obtained observations of the smallest asteroid ever characterized in detail. At 2 meters (6 feet) in diameter, the tiny space rock is small enough to be straddled by a person in a hypothetical space-themed ...
Nov 30, 2016 in Space Exploration
Timing the shadow of a potentially habitable extrasolar planet paves the way to search for alien life
A group of researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the University of Tokyo, and the Astrobiology Center among others has observed the transit of a potentially Earth-like extrasolar planet known ...
Nov 28, 2016 in Astronomy