The Kepler space telescope is discovering many new star systems: among them there’s one at about 2,000 light years from Earth whose star has been called Kepler-11.
Astronomy / Astrophysics
Last week, an Australian site reported statements from Dr. Brad Carter, a professor of physics at the University of Southern Queensland, who talked about the approaching death of the star Betelgeuse, which will become a supernova and in his opinion for a few weeks will shine like a second sun.
Using the X-ray telescope Chandra NASA discovered the possible presence of a black hole just 30 years old in the M100 galaxy at about 50 millions light years from Earth.
The great astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was born exactly a hundred years ago. He was born in Lahore, Punjab, at the time part of India under the British domain, today in Pakistan.