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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.
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Low in the south in the summer sky shines the constellation Scorpius and the bright, red supergiant star Antares. Many of the brightest stars in Scorpius, and hundreds of its fainter stars, are among the youngest stars found near the earth, and a new analysis of them may result in a rethinking of both their ages and the ages of other groups of stars.
Astronomers have discovered nine new transiting exoplanets, some of which were found to orbit in the opposite direction as their host stars.
A team of scientists has found a new planet which orbits the wrong way around its host star.
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A Canadian team of scientists have made an unprecedented discovery: an image of a planet outside of Earthâ€™s Solar System which appears to be circling a star like the sun.
The small open star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 in Sagittarius, about 8,000 light-years away from Earth.
An international team of astronomers has discovered that the naked-eye star, tau Scorpii, unexpectedly hosts a complex network of magnetic field lines over its surface.
A new planet-hunting technique has detected the most Earth-like planet yet around a star other than our sun, raising hopes of finding a space rock that might support life, astronomers reported on Wednesday.
Scorpius Constellation -- Scorpius (the scorpion) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. In western astrology it is known as "Scorpio." It lies between Libra to the west and Sagittarius to the east. It is a large constellation located in the southern hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way. Notable features Scorpius contains many bright stars, including Antares (Î± Sco), Graffias (Î²1 Sco), Dschubba (Î´ Sco), Sargas (Î¸ Sco), Shaula (Î» Sco), Jabah (Î½ Sco),...
Ptolemy Cluster -- Known to Ptolemy 130 AD. "M7 is a large and brilliant group, easily detected with the naked eye... the cluster is seen projected on a background of numerous faint and distant Milky Way stars." (Burnham). This splendid cluster was known to Ptolemy, who mentioned it about 130 AD, who described it as the "nebula following the sting of Scorpius". The description may also include M6, but this is uncertain. M7 was observed by Hodierna before 1654 who counted 30 stars,...
Butterfly Cluster -- To some, the outline of the open cluster of stars M6 resembles a butterfly. M6, also known as NGC 6405, spans about 20 light-years and lies about 2,000 light years distant. M6 can best be seen in a dark sky with binoculars towards the constellation of Scorpius, coving about as much of the sky as the full moon. Like other open clusters, M6 is composed predominantly of young blue stars, although the brightest star is nearly orange. M6 is estimated to be about 100...