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Latest Gravitational microlensing Stories

uranus
2014-10-17 06:32:35

Our view of other solar systems just got a little more familiar, with the discovery of a planet 25,000 light-years away that resembles our own Uranus.

newly discovered planet in binary system
2014-07-04 04:31:19

Astronomers have located a new terrestrial planet in a binary star system located roughly 3,000 light-years from Earth, according to new research appearing in the July 4 edition of the journal Science.

Brightening Star Offers Astronomers New Way To Study Binary Systems
2014-04-22 10:48:49

Researchers searching for planets orbiting around a distant star look for a signature dimming of that star’s light, but what if the distant star suddenly gets a bit brighter?

exomoon candidate
2014-04-10 12:05:00

Titan, Europa, Io and Phobos are just a few members of our solar system's pantheon of moons. Are there are other moons out there, orbiting planets beyond our sun?

Astronomers Discover New Way To Map Out Quasars
2013-07-01 12:24:07

Astronomers said at a Royal Astronomical Society Meeting in St Andrews, Scotland on Monday that they have found a new way to map out quasars.

Stellar Alignment Allows Opportunity To Find Planets Near Proxima Centauri
2013-06-04 08:55:53

Besides our own Sun, the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri is the nearest star to Earth. As such, astronomers have sought to determine if planets orbit the tiny object.

Hunting For Earth-like Planets Gets A Boost From New Technique
2013-04-04 04:56:14

Researchers at The University of Auckland wrote in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society that they have a new method that could lead to the discovery of 100 billion earth-like planets.

space-102912-002
2012-10-29 13:11:49

Astronomers using simulations were able to catch the Large Magellanic Cloud in the act of stealing stars away from its neighbor, the Small Magellanic Cloud.

Image 1 - Microlensing Survey Finds A Multitude Of Planets
2012-01-12 03:54:16

An international team, including three astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), has used the technique of gravitational microlensing to measure how common planets are in the Milky Way.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.