Solar System Similar to Ours? Richest Planetary System Discovered

We appear to be getting closer to discovering an earth like planet. We are not there yet, but are now knocking on the door of a discovery … Science Daily reports … Astronomers using ESO’s world-leading HARPS instrument have discovered a planetary system containing at least five planets, orbiting the Sun-like star HD 10180. The … Read more

Amateur Stargazer captures video of meteor impact on Jupiter

Masayuki Tachikawa, an amateur astronomer from Japan, has managed to capture a video of a meteor impact on Jupiter a couple of days ago on 20th Aug. Using a video telescope at his home, he recorded a glow that lasted for around two seconds near Jupiter’s equator. “I took it for noise signals at first … Read more

In a galaxy far far away … for real …

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope photographed this amazing, spectacular and stunning image of spiral galaxy NGC 4911. If planning to visit, then take into account the fact that it lies over 320 million ligh-years away in the Coma cluster. If you want to see a larger image, just click the picture. NGC 4911, contains rich lanes … Read more

Excellent Perseid Meteor Shower Expected – Aug 11-13

Every August, just when many people go vacationing in the country where skies are dark, the best-known meteor shower — the Perseid meteor shower — makes its appearance. The “shooting stars” promise to deliver an excellent show this year to anyone with clear and dark skies away from urban and suburban lights. The best time … Read more

Coronal mass ejection headed toward Earth

Early Sunday morning, the Sun’s surface erupted and blasted tons of plasma (ionized atoms) into interplanetary space directly toward us. When this coronal mass ejection arrives early in the day on August 4th, it could create a spectacular light show, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has reported. When a coronal mass ejection reaches Earth, it interacts … Read more