Latest Zodiacal light Stories
Stargazers in the northern hemisphere this month will have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of an unusual phenomenon known as the zodiacal light or the Pyramid of Light.
Using the Very Large Telescope Interferometer in near-infrared light, a team of astronomers observed 92 nearby stars to probe exozodiacal light from hot dust close to their habitable zones and combined the new data with earlier observations.
The Orionid meteor shower, formed from debris left behind by Halley's Comet, will be viewable during the early morning hours in both the northern and southern hemispheres over the next week.
In exploration, sometimes you find more than what you're looking for, including things that shouldnâ€™t be there.
Supercomputer simulations of dusty disks around sunlike stars show that planets nearly as small as Mars can create patterns that future telescopes may be able to detect. The research points to a new avenue in the search for habitable planets.
Cerro Paranal, home of ESO's Very Large Telescope, is certainly one of the best astronomical sites on the planet. Stunning images, obtained by ESO staff at Paranal, of the green and blue flashes, as well as of the so-called 'Gegenschein', are real cases in point.
A relatively young star located about 300 light-years away is greatly improving our understanding of the formation of Earth-like planets.