June 14, 2013 Alien Planet Discovery a Puzzle --Accepted Theory Says "It Can't Exist" A team of researchers has discovered evidence that an extrasolar planet may be forming quite far from its star—- about twice the distance Pluto is from our Sun. Planet formation far away from a small parent star is at odds with the conventional planet-making dogma.
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have observed the growth of a young star and its planets. The HD142527 system is located about 450 light-years from Earth. An artist's conception of HD142527 system is pictured above.
Is It a Cloud or a Wave? Nature is Just so Breathtaking! (VIDEO)
<p>The Undulatus Asperatus is the newest cloud type, officially gaining its name in 2009. This is not to say that these wave-like clouds did not exist before 2009, they just were not titled until this time.</p>
GK Persei became a sensation in the astronomical world in 1901 when it suddenly appeared as one of the brightest stars in the sky for a few days, before gradually fading away in brightness. Today, astronomers cite GK Persei as an example of a “classical nova,” an outburst produced by a thermonuclear explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star, the dense remnant of a Sun-like star. Image via Chandra/NASA