Latest Draco constellation Stories
NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft, which is responsible for discovering more than half of all known planets located beyond our solar system, celebrated its sixth birthday on Saturday, and we thought it would be a good time to take a look back its greatest achievements.
Astronomers announced on Monday that they have discovered a new type of planet - a rocky world weighing 17 times as much as Earth.
As the Kepler Space Telescope's prime mission comes to an end after three-and-a-half years, its new extended mission will begin.
Astronomers working with NASA’s Kepler mission have found the first evidence of multiple planets orbiting a binary star system.
Astronomers said on Thursday that they have discovered the darkest known exoplanet they say is the size of Jupiter.
NASA's Kepler mission has taken its first images of the star-rich sky where it will soon begin hunting for planets like Earth.
Peruvian astronomers Jorge Melendez of The Australian National University and Ivan Ramirez of The University of Texas at Austin have discovered the best â€œsolar twinâ€ to date, using the 2.7-meter Harlan J. Smith Telescope at McDonald Observatory. Their findings suggest that the Sunâ€™s chemical composition is not unique, as some previously thought.
The NGC 5866, located in the Draco constellation, is named after the galaxy with the highest magnitude however some catalogs list NGC 5907 as the brightest member. The M51 Group and the M101 Group are NGC 5866 closest neighbor. The distances between these groups are similar which suggest the three groups are part of a single large, loose, elongated group. However, most identification methods consider them separate.
The M101 Group, one of many in the Virgo Supercluster, is located in Ursa Major and named after the brightest galaxy in the group, the Pinwheel Galaxy (M101). The group is composed mostly of members that are companions of the Pinwheel Galaxy. The M51 Group and the NGC 5866 Group are M101's closest neighbor. The distances between these groups are similar which suggest the three groups are part of a single large, loose, elongated group. However, most identification methods consider them...
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