Astronomers have detected the smallest alien planet yet to be directly photographed by a telescope on Earth, a methane-shrouded gas giant much like a young Jupiter. The planet 51 Eridani b orbits a star 96 light-years from Earth and resembles a young Jupi
The Universe Through the Eyes of Hubble Designed with large images and distraction-free layouts to increase the impact of Hubbles imagery, this book gives the reader a guided tour of the cosmos through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope.
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The Lagoon Nebula ~ captured in all its psychedelic glory by the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii. An all-time favorite of sky-watchers on both hemispheres, the Lagoon Nebula (Messier or is among the most striking examples of a stellar nursery in our n
Io's Colorful Face
Io, the closest large moon of Jupiter, has the most volcanic activity of any moon in the solar system with its surface being completely buried in volcanic lava every few thousand years. The black and red material corresponds to the most recent volcanic eruptions and is probably no more than a few years old. This image by the automated spacecraft Galileo highlights the side of Io that always faces away from Jupiter. (Credit: NASA/JPL)
MIND THE GAP Giant planets orbit between two dusty belts around the young star HD seen in this artist’s illustration, providing a glimpse of what our solar system might have looked like billion years ago.