PT Carr

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Surprise! Double star system is really a triple

A nearby star system—of special interest for its unusual exoplanet and dusty debris disk—is not just a double star, as astronomers had thought, but …

Universe

Signs of water detected in exoplanet’s debris

The remains of a water-rich rocky exoplanet have been discovered outside our solar system orbiting a white dwarf star 170 light years away.<p>Using …

Universe

Map of 6,000 clouds pinpoints where stars are born

Astronomers have completed the largest-ever survey of dense gas clouds in the Milky Way—pockets shrouded in gas and dust where new stars are being …

Universe

Half-ton meteorite chunk recovered from Russian lake

It's the biggest piece of a meteor that exploded over Russia in February thus far<p>Earlier this year, a meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere and exploded some 10,000 meters over Russia — the shower of "meteorite rain" injured more than 1,000 people and was captured in a number of stunning …

Maths is fun (sometimes)

In my secondary school, one of the maths teachers had a sign in his window saying "Maths is Fun". Of course, we often mocked this on a regular basis; we were adolescents and therefore knew everything, so poured endless scorn on the claims of teachers with the worldly cynicism of 14-year-olds.<p>But …

Exploding stars: Supernova found is most distant of its kind yet.

I don’t generally post record-breaking discoveries—most distant, brightest, etc.—because most of the time those are incremental steps. Cool, but not …

Photo gallery: Astronaut Chris Hadfield’s top 15 pictures from space.

<i>[UPDATE (May 14 02:30 UTC): Welcome home to the three astronauts of Expedition 35, who safely touched down in Kazakhstan after an amazingly</i> …