In 1995, when Dr. Michel Major and Dr. Didier Keloz of the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland announced their historic discovery of the very first evidence that a distant planet revolves around a very distant star similar to the Sun. – outside our solar system, many scientists knew about it. Embarrassed. These observations showed that in… Continue reading Hot Jupiter Planets Halt Their Inward Death March
The first exoplanet orbiting a sun-like star was a massive burner spotted by two Swiss astronomers who made the historic discovery in 1995. Since then, about 1,800 exoplanets have been discovered orbiting stars in the sky beyond our sun. a huge amount of information describing many rich and strange alien worlds that astronomers can spread.… Continue reading Earth-Like Planets Are Tasty Tidbits For Hungry Stars!
Our Sun and its well-known and charming family of planets, moons, asteroids and comets formed when a dense drop of matter took refuge in the undulating folds of one of the many huge, cold and dark molecular clouds that haunted our Milky Way. collapsed under the powerful and ruthless pull of his own gravity. These… Continue reading Ingredients For Cooking Earth-Like Planets Are Abundant In Milky Way
Carbon planets are “eccentric” worlds; strange animals inhabiting a planetary zoo belonging to the families of stars far beyond our Sun. Extremely dark, whimsical, rocky and very carbon-rich. Some planetary scientists suggest that at least a third of the mass of the carbon planet is made up of diamonds. Although our own Earth consists of… Continue reading Did The First Life In The Universe Emerge On Diamond Planets?
Young restless planets like to roam through their solar system – they usually destroy their environment with their reckless disasters, moving erratically around their stars. Such planetary migration occurs when a planet interacts with a disk of gas and dust revolving around their star hosts, or with primary planetary building blocks called planetszimali. But what… Continue reading Exomoons: When Parent-Planets Go Their Separate Ways
Brown dwarfs are often referred to as ‘stars’ on a stranded ‘because they were born with insufficient mass to ignite their star-studded nuclear fusion lights – even though they formed as their more massive ‘real’, fiery, attractive and scorching. Hydrogen. Star parents. Because of their small size, astronomers found it difficult to distinguish brown dwarfs… Continue reading Brown Dwarfs And Giant Planets Are Only Distant Cousins
Historically, finding the Holy Grail of planets orbiting stars behind our Sun has proved difficult. The discovery of the first exoplanet orbiting a star similar to the Sun occurred a generation ago, and this is certainly one of mankind’s greatest achievements. The discovery of a giant exoplanet can be compared to observing light reflecting from… Continue reading The Strange Case Of The Planet That Shouldn’t Be There
An exoplanet is a planet that is the brainchild of a distant star and is beyond our solar system. Some of these extraterrestrial worlds resemble the planets that inhabit our solar family, while others are so different that they are real “weirdos” – unlike anything astronomers have ever observed in our solar system. Pursuing distant… Continue reading Cotton Candy Planets
The cosmology and cosmography of the ancient Vedas are impressive, to say the least. It is known that the most “modern” Vedic texts occur around 3000 BC, and are therefore the oldest scientific and religious doctrines known to man. The description of our solar system and what modern astronomy revealed about the visible universe is… Continue reading Vedic Cosmology – The Planets of the Material Universe
In our solar system there is a mysteriously dark, distant and icy kingdom, far beyond the giant striped icy planet Neptune – the great planet most distant from our Sun. Astronomers are just beginning to explore this strange kingdom, where a dancing mass of icy and icy objects – some large, some small – surround… Continue reading A Ninth Planet In Our Solar System: But It’s Not Pluto