News tagged with celestial objects

Soccer balls in interstellar space

An international team of astronomers led by Masaaki Otsuka (Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics or ASIAA) has detected the C60 fullerene (molecules of carbon with 60 atoms arranged in patterns resembling ...

dateMar 15, 2013 in Astronomy
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Hubble image: Don't trust your eyes

(—The Universe loves to fool our eyes, giving the impression that celestial objects are located at the same distance from Earth. A good example can be seen in this spectacular image produced by the NASA/ESA Hubble ...

dateDec 31, 2012 in Astronomy
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An Exoplanet with a Potassium-Rich Atmosphere

( -- A hot Jupiter - a type of celestial object unknown only fifteen years ago - is a Jupiter-sized exoplanet orbiting so close to its host star that its atmospheric temperature is thought to be hundreds of degrees ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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Robotic laser astronomy on the rise

The world's first robotic laser adaptive optics system, developed by a team led by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa astronomer Christoph Baranec, will soon find a new home at the venerable 2.1-meter (83-inch) telescope at ...

dateOct 13, 2015 in Astronomy
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