Posts Tagged ‘Star’

How to Take a Gorgeous Photo Like This on a Perfect Summer Night [How To]

05 Aug
Nothing says summer quite like a field full of fireflies on a starry night. And this beautiful long-exposure shot, which happened quite by accident, is actually pretty easy to replicate. Here's how: More »


Starburst galaxy gives birth to twenty Suns every year [Space Porn]

12 Aug
Say hello to the Haro 11 galaxy, shining brightly from 300 million light-years away. One of the busiest stellar nurseries in the universe, this is one of the youngest examples of a starburst galaxies that is constantly pumping out stars. More »

First Historic Image of Planet 3106 Trillion Miles From Earth [Telescopes]

18 Sep

Thanks to the distortion-reducing power of the ALTAIR adaptive optics system on the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii, three University of Toronto scientists were able to capture images of the star 1RXS J160929.1-210524 from a distance of about 500 light years away. The image is believed to be the first ever of a planet in an alien solar system around a sun-like star. The discovery is made even more significant because the "planet" lies a tremendous distance away from its parent star—challenging currently accepted theories about star and planet formation. It will take up to 2 years of research to determine whether or not this object is, in fact, tied to the star by gravity. [Gemini via ScienceNews via DVICE]

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