cassiopeia

A view from Proxima Centauri

What if you traveled to Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun at the moment, and looked back in our direction? You would notice a slightly different constellation of Cassiopeia in the sky. The…


The rockier the better

Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data. Dubbed HD 219134b, this exoplanet,…