Quantcast

Latest Upsilon Andromedae Stories

07755055a0a42550c3d175d1e46214591
2010-10-19 13:45:00

Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reveal a distant planet with a warm spot in the wrong place.

7e73f8a1ab6386cb3a70f8cf363c39f61
2010-05-24 14:28:22

Astronomers are reporting today the discovery of a planetary system way out of tilt, where the orbits of two planets are at a steep angle to each other.

310c0c6be5b3e1146615aaaf109d84311
2006-10-12 15:25:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has made the first measurements of the day and night temperatures of a planet outside our solar system. The planet circling very close to its sun is always as hot as fire on one side, and potentially as cold as ice on the other.

64c3ad91941142d813f1a8eeadb9f1621
2005-04-14 00:15:00

Except for the fact that we call it home, for centuries astronomers didn't have any particular reason to believe that our solar system was anything special in the universe. But, beginning with the discovery 10 years ago of the first planet outside our solar system, evidence suggests that, as far as planetary systems go, the solar system might be special indeed.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
Related