You Can’t Be Sirius? 69 Years To Visit A Stellar neighbor

Sirius is a nearby star that is twice as far as our closest neighbor, yet 16 times as bright. Researchers think that we can get there and study the star within 69 years. Astronomy has always felt fleetingly futile for me. Despite longing to know more, and yearning for the answer to the fundamental question …

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DeeDee Investigated: Astronomers Check Out Distant Member Of Our Solar System

As well as investigating exoplanets and exomoons in the cosmos, astronomers have recently been studying distant members of our own stellar neighborhood. The planetary body, 2014 UZ224, more affectionately known as DeeDee, has been studied by teams interpreting data from Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). It lies about 3 times the distance of Pluto from …

Beta Pictoris B Could Be The First Exoplanet With An Exomoon

Detecting and confirming an exoplanet is really difficult; it takes expensive satellite equipment, skilled researchers and lots of time trawling through mountains of data. Detecting a piece of rock orbiting one of these exoplanets is almost impossible, which is why we haven’t done it yet. This year, however, might be the first year that we …

NASA Gives Us First Real Look At Trappist With Data Release

NASA has revealed the first official image of Trappist, the fascinating dwarf star with between 4 and 7 potentially habitable planets orbiting it. Ok so the image isn’t much to look at; just a few pixels in fact, but these pixels represent what many astronomers and researchers believe is our best shot at finding Earth …

Gnarly Sneaker Concept Gives Us A Glimpse Of Future Footwear

It’s pretty tough work predicting what the future will look like; especially when it comes to clothing. Thankfully, David Olivares has given us a glimpse of what we might be wearing on our leg-ends in years to come. With the growth in the wearable’s market increasing, we should expect that shoes of the future would …