James Webb Space Telescope could determine if the nearby exoplanet is habitable

illustration of the earth's transition to a hot planet, similar to Venus

illustration of the earth’s transition to a hot planet, similar to Venus A rocky exoplanet orbiting a red dwarf star 98 light-years away could hold the secret to how likely planets like Earth are to turn into inhospitable worlds like Venus. THE exoplanetnamed LP 890-9c (also known as SPECULOOS-2c), was discovered in September 2022. It … Read more

A nearby supernova nearly destroyed the solar system before it could form

Universe Today

Way back in time, about 4.6 billion years ago, our Sun and planets were busily forming nestled inside a cloud of gas and dust. Not far away a supernova exploded that threatened to tear everything apart. Fortunately, a filament of molecular gas protected the newborn Solar System from imminent destruction. A team of astronomers at … Read more