Scientists at MIT have reportedly captured the images of the stars among which one is being considered as the oldest one ever discovered. The findings might help in developing a better understanding of how the early universe evolved.
A newly discovered system that consists of two white dwarf stars and a highly dense pulsar-all is attracting astronomers to probe a range of cosmic mysteries that includes the nature of gravity too. The system is all packed within a space that is even smaller than the Earth’s orbit around the sun.
The universe is clearly still a great mystery to humankind and now a new variable star located 7,000 light years from Earth has been discovered, further unraveling the great mystery of the unknown.
An Austrian man sought medical treatment after a star-like cataract developed and hindered his vision.
With the possible appearances of two comets, stargazers are in for a fabulous treat this year. Comet Pan-STARRS will make its appearance in March. It will be visible for people across the northern Hemisphere. Comet ISON will appear in October 2013 and will move from the Southern Hemisphere across the Northern Hemisphere. Whether these comets will be a shiner or a dud is yet to be seen. It all depends on their capacity to tolerate the immense heat emanated from the sun. Comet ISON or C/2012 S1 (as it is officially known), was discovered by two Russian astronomers - Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok Sept. 21, 2012.