Roundest-ever Natural Object Found 5,000 Light Years Away

RT.com A star some 5,000 light years from Earth has been hailed the roundest object in nature by a team of astrophysicists.The sun was previously believed to be the most perfectly round natural object in the universe. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Solar…

Astronomers discover snow surrounding new star for the first time

RT.com Galactic snow has been discovered around a star beyond the solar system for the first time ever, giving an insight to atmospheric conditions and even signs of life, according to a new report by astronomers. The “snowline” surrounding a young and hot star known…

NASA Releases First Image Taken By Juno In Jupiter’s Orbit

Makes you feel small, doesn’t it? Nick Visser The Huffington Post Ahoy there, Jupiter! NASA has released the first image taken by the Juno spacecraft while in orbit of the solar system’s largest planet. The color photograph, above, showed Jupiter and its famous Great Red…

Jupiter dazzles with ‘Northern Lights’ after solar storms (PICTURES)

RT.com Solar storms are sparking spectacular displays of ‘Northern Lights’ on planet Jupiter that are hundreds of times more powerful than Earth’s aurora borealis. They are also about eight-times brighter than what is normally experienced over a large area of the planet. Scientists from University…

Did the Moon once spin on a different axis?

Moon used to spin ‘on different axis’ BBC Image copyright: James Tuttle Keane Image caption: The scientists suggest volcanic activity generated the “wander” – The Moon used to spin on a different axis and show a slightly different face to the Earth, a new study suggests….