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Awesome auroras spotted on Uranus ... and on Earth

Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have caught a rare display of auroras on Uranus, which ranks among the solar system's oddest planets. Unlike the beautiful, rippling curtains of greenish light we've been seeing in earthly skies over the past few months, the Urani …
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Hubble telescope "atlas" of infant solar systems released

Academics / General Science : Science Fair (5 years ago)

Hubble space telescope astronomers Monday released an Atlas of infant solar systems in the famed Orion Nebula. About 1,300 light years away from Earth, the Orion Nebula is a colossal star factory 12 light-years wide (one light year ... Read Post

Smash! Aftermath of Colossal Impact Spotted Around Sunlike Star

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (16 hours ago)

Astronomers have spotted the wreckage of a mammoth collision around a distant young star, a landmark find that could shed light on how our own solar system's rocky planets took shape long ago. "This is the first detection of a plane... Read Post

Awesome auroras spotted on Uranus ... and on Earth

Academics / Astronomy : Cosmic Log (2 years ago)

Thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have caught a rare display of auroras on Uranus, which ranks among the solar system's oddest planets. Unlike the beautiful, rippling curtains of greenish light we've been seeing in e... Read Post


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