Space

A Planet That Orbits Two Stars Instead Of One

An exoplanet named TOI 1338 b orbits a pair of stars every 95 days.  This circumbinary planet is almost 7 times bigger than Earth and 1,300 light-years away.  In 2018, NASA launched a space telescope named Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite...

17 Intriguing Facts About Uranus | 2020 Edition

Uranus was the first ever planet to be discovered with the help of a telescope. But do you know, before Sir William Herschel, it was not recognized as a planet? When ancient astronomers first observed Uranus, they mistook it for a star. The earliest...

When Did The First Stars And Galaxies Light Up?

A new study suggests that the Dark Ages completely ended around 12 billion years ago.  This is when the first generation of stars and galaxies lit up the universe.  It is estimated that our universe is 13.8 billion years old, with an uncertainty of...