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Largest meteor impact ever recorded hits our moon

Our moon has many impact craters, with an estimated 300,000 of them on the near side alone. Most of these craters were formed millenniums ago. Many of the craters are over 1Km. wide, with ejecta deposits leaving broad rings around the initial impacts.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 3 comments

Oldest known star discovered by Australian astronomers

Australian astronomers have discovered the oldest known star in the universe through what the lead researcher describes as a "needle-in-a-haystack" situation.
In the Media by Megan Morreale

Get set for comet Ison, comet of the century

Kingston Upon Hull - In January Digital Journal reported about comet ISON, discovered by Russian scientists in September 2012 and expected to be visible from Earth in 2013, so much so that it would be visible to the naked eye. That event is rapidly approaching.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 4 comments

Amateur planet hunters find evidence of 42 new exoplanets

A team of amateur astronomers have discovered evidence for 42 new exoplanets or alien planets. One of the planets is a Jupiter-size world that is potentially habitable. They made the discovery while sifting through data from a NASA spacecraft.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

UCLan astronomers discover largest structure in the universe

Astronomers at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) say they have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches an astounding 4 billion light-years.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Video: NASA discovers galaxy 13.3 billion light years away

NASA Astronomers have announced the discovery of what they believe to be the furthest known object from the planet earth.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Astronomers find planet '55 Cancri e' made out of diamond

Astronomers say they have found a planet "55 Cancri e," twice the size of Earth, orbiting a star much like our Sun and visible to the naked eye in the constellation of Cancer. They say the planet is made largely out of diamond.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 8 comments

C/2012 S1 comet heading toward Earth could outshine Moon in 2013

Russian astronomers have discovered a new comet C/2012 S1 hurtling toward Earth. Astronomers say that the comet, a two-mile-wide lump of ice and rock, may be the brightest in history and may shine brighter than the Moon when it passes close to the Earth.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 4 comments

Astronomers find evaporating exoplanet that may turn into dust

Cambridge - Scientists have recently discovered an exoplanet that is approximately 1,500 light years away. The exoplanet, though, will soon evaporate and turn into dust because it is orbiting quite close to its parent star.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Astronomers confirm existence of distant 'water-world'

Astronomers have announced discovery of a new type of exoplanet they describe as a "steamy waterworld," that is, a world with an atmosphere consisting primarily of steamy water. Astronomers say the planet is a new type previously unknown to science.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments
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