Luhman 16B is the nearest brown dwarf to Earth, and the third nearest star system to our solar system
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Thursday 26 September 2013
Astronomers have discovered a small star undergoing radical transformations.
Friday 13 September 2013
The Golden Record is a gold-plated copper phonograph carrying images and audio recording of humanity and the animal life of Earth
Friday 30 August 2013
Light-year-long proto-star is battling the radiation from its neighbours to try and mature into a star
Thursday 15 August 2013
"Potentially Hazardous Asteroids" (PHAs) can be as far away as 7.5 million kilometers
Tuesday 13 August 2013
'Shooting stars' were a result of material falling from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle
Tuesday 06 August 2013
The status of Derby favourite proved something of a poisoned chalice this spring, when first Kingsbarns and then Telescope dropped out of the Epsom picture with setbacks. Both are about to start making up for lost time, however, each having been given an exploratory Group Three entry this weekend. Telescope, who made an impressive resumption at Leicester last month, could go to Haydock on Saturday, while Kingsbarns is on course to reappear at the Curragh the following day.
Friday 26 July 2013
Mysterious 'aircraft' were sighted 329 times hovering over a lake on the border between the two countries
Friday 19 July 2013
Patience with horses, as Sir Michael Stoute knows, is not so much a virtue as a necessity. And one of his charges, Telescope, who missed the Derby after a disappointing training gallop, is now back in the reckoning for top contests later in the year after a thoroughly satisfactory comeback in a minor contest at Leicester.
Monday 08 July 2013
Newly created UK Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Research Network would use new array of radio telescopes dubbed eMerlin
Wednesday 26 June 2013
The new discovery is thankfully only 300 metres across and orbits at a safe distance from Earth
Three 'super-Earths' discovered: Are planets found orbiting Gliese 667C in nearby solar system capable of supporting human life?
Tuesday 25 June 2013
They orbit Gliese 667C, one of three stars 22 light years away in the constellation of Scorpius
Sunday 23 June 2013
The night skies were graced by the arrival of the “supermoon” this weekend, offering skywatchers around the globe one of the most impressive celestial events of the year.
Saturday 22 June 2013
Sky watchers saw the moon appear substantially larger than usual as it reaches its closest point to the Earth
Friday 07 June 2013
An exhibition explores images how photography has shaped astronomy
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Those who were looking to Telescope to emerge as one of the stars of the season must wait a while longer to refocus their hopes. After some twinkling homework on the Newmarket gallops, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt galloped as swiftly up the betting for the Derby, only to defect from the Epsom showpiece with nine days to go because of a sore shin. Now he will miss his chance to shine at Royal Ascot, too.
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