K2 18b Has a Damp Atmosphere

In 2015 Kepler found this planet orbiting a red dwarf star some 110 light years from Earth, twice as wide as Earth, and has eight times Earth’s mass. It's not exactly Earth-like, but it does orbit within the habitable zone of that star. In 2016 and 2017 using the Hubble, a team discovered that the... Continue Reading →

NASA’s Webb Observatory is not just a new Hubble

(Cover image: Westerlund 2 — Hubble's 25th anniversary image) NASA pushed back the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope to 2020. It will be the world’s premier infrared space observatory and the biggest astronomical space science telescope ever built. The 6.5 meter (21 feet) telescope has yet to be joined to it's 13,500 pound... Continue Reading →

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