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  • Proxima Centauri may host Earth-like planet

    Laurel KornfeldAugust 17th, 2016

    A rocky, Earth-like planet may be orbiting Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, according to a report published in the German weekly newspaper Der Spiegel.

  • Life on Ceres? Mysterious changes in the bright spots still baffle scientists

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 26th, 2016

    Bright spots on Ceres continue to puzzle researchers. Recently, when a team of astronomers, led by Paolo Molaro of the Trieste Astronomical Observatory in Italy, conducted observations of these features, they found out something unexpected: The scientists were surprised to detect that the spots brighten during the day and also show other variations; the variability still remains a mystery.

  • Astronomers observe nearly 500 exocomets around nearby star

    Paul Scott AndersonOctober 26th, 2014

    Comets have been in the news a lot recently, with the ongoing investigation of cometĀ 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the Rosetta spacecraft and the close flyby of Mars by comet Siding Spring this past week. But there is also another comet discovery – one much furtherĀ out from our solar system. With the help of the HARPS instrument, on […]