Latest Definition of planet Stories
Pluto may no longer be a planet in the eyes of the International Astronomical Union, but as a recent debate hosted by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics revealed, not everyone agrees with the official assessment that led to its 2006 demotion.
From a news release by NASA, dated February 28, 2013, the Birth of a Planet was observed from Earth through the Hubble Telescope that possibly showed a proto planet being born from a star.
In the second installment of our new series, Dr. Eric Mamajek discusses how planets form and the search for planets outside of our solar system.
Astronomers have discovered vast comet belts that are surrounding two nearby planetary systems using the European Space Agency's Herschel space observatory.
New research suggests that billions of stars in our galaxy have captured rogue planets that once roamed interstellar space.
A team of astronomers led by scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has discovered the three smallest confirmed planets ever detected outside our solar system.
The discovery is the largest collection of confirmed planets around stars more massive than the sun.
A University of Hawaii astronomer is credited with capturing the first direct image of a planet in the process of being formed around its star.
The photo of a nearby star and its orbiting companion -- whose temperature is like a hot summer day in Arizona.
A new paper suggests that potentially habitable planets orbiting white dwarfs could be much easier to find â€“ if they exist â€“ than other exoplanets located so far.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.