Astronomy Tag

For the first time, an exoplanet which orbits within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed as being the size of Earth. These observations were made by both the W.M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory. Recent science articles on the discovery have been published, including that in the Science Daily news. Initially,...

Researchers claim that they have discovered evidence that proves the universe was created in only a matter of a split second. The discovery is based on an idea called “Cosmic Inflation” -- a different take on the Big Bang theory. The experiment that led to the discovery was conducted by a team of astronomers with...

For the past decade in the US, the exploration of space has been gradually and forcefully expanding beyond NASA’s sphere of influence. Partly because of the end of the Cold War, and partly because of concerns about the federal deficits, the will to spend tax dollars on space missions has continued to wane. That vacuum has...