Los Angeles: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has confirmed the largest comet nucleus ever seen by astronomers, the agency has said. The estimated diameter of the largest icy comet nucleus is approximately 80 miles (128 km), making it larger than the state of Rhode Island, NASA said on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. The nucleus is […]
Washington: NASA and European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of a Jupiter-like protoplanet forming through what researchers describe as an “intense and violent process”. This discovery supports a long-debated theory for how planets like Jupiter form, called “disk instability”, the researchers said. The new planet under construction is embedded in a protoplanetary […]
The star, called AG Carinae, is a few million years old and resides 20,000 light-years away inside our Milky Way galaxy. It is estimated to be up to 70 times more massive than our Sun and shines with the blinding brilliance of one million suns.