Researchers Measure a Brown Dwarf’s Wind Speed Using Jupiter as Model

Brown dwarfs are cosmic half-ways, as they can be categorized neither as planets nor as stars. Researchers believe that getting more information about their atmospheres could aid them in their attempt to learn about massive planets orbiting other stars. For...

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is About to be Put to Rest

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, an instrument created to observe the interstellar dust, is now about to be retired. Previously known as the Space Infrared Telescope Facility, Spitzer has been renamed in honor of astrophysicist Lyman Spitzer Jr., who was one...

Warm Cloud of Debris Indicates Relatively Recent Collision Between Exoplanets

Until today, astronomers have discovered more than 4,000 exoplanets residing in the cosmos, rotating around their stars. But if they are even slightly similar to our own Solar System, they are likely to have violent histories where exoplanets collided with...