Astronomers capture first images of an exoplanet forming

All babies are adorable, right?

‘Hobbits’ didn’t evolve from a direct modern human ancestor. They likely originate from Africa instead

The most comprehensive bone analysis of its kind shows Homo floresiensis didn’t share important features with Homo erectus.

Researchers spot the biggest brown dwarf ever, trailing at the edge of the Milky Way

Surprisingly pure.

Astronomers discover the first white dwarf pulsar in history, ending half a century of searching

It’s small but it will rip you apart using only magnetism.

Astronomers find water clouds on brown dwarf

Researchers working with the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii have made a stunning discovery: they found evidence of water clouds around a brown dwarf. Since its discovery, the brown dwarf known as WISE 0855 has fascinated astronomers. It lies just 7.2 light-years from Earth and it’s the coldest confirmed object outside of our solar system at temperatures ranging between −48 to −13 °C (that’s −55

New most distant body in the Solar system identified

A new dwarf planet, designated V774104 has been identified and now takes the crown of most distant object in our solar system, being three times farther away than Pluto. The dwarf planet is estimated to be between 500 and 1000 kilometers across. Astronomers don’t yet have enough data to estimate its orbit and estimate that about an year of observations is needed to gather enough data for a precise answer.