The first of a two part series that looks at what astronomers can find out about the planets that are discovered orbiting other stars in our galaxy.
Astronomers searching for the galaxy's youngest planets have found compelling evidence for one unlike any other, a newborn "hot Jupiter" whose outer layers are being torn away by the star it orbits every 11 hours.
Pulsars are rapidly rotating compact remnants born in the explosions of massive stars. They can be observed through their lighthouse-like beams of radio waves and gamma-rays. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational ...
Like splitting double stars, hunting for the faint lesser known moons of the solar system offers a supreme challenge for the visual observer.