Light Echoes Used to Study Protoplanetary Disks : This illustration shows a star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk. A new study uses data from NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope and four ground-based telescopes to determine the distance from a star to...
2017 Astronomical Events | Here's a calendar of some astronomical events for sky watchers in 2017. Most of these natural occurences can be observed with the naked eye but, for the best viewing, a pair of binoculars or a telescope can come in handy. Save so you can plan your astronomy calendar.
A mysterious arc of light found behind a distant cluster of galaxies has turned out to be the biggest, brightest and hottest star-forming region ever seen in space. The so-called Lynx Arc is one million times brighter than the well-known Orion Nebula, a nearby prototypical 'starbirth' region visible with small telescopes. The newly identified super-cluster contains a million blue-white stars that are twice as hot as similar stars in our Milky Way galaxy.
Our Sun fades in comparison to the heaviest star in the known Universe. Bite-sized, mind blowing space facts about the Universe and the cosmos. Whether you're new to astronomy / astrophysics or not, check us out @ https://www.instagram.com/thespacekiosk/ Image: NASA