This month's articleEdit
Bellerophon (51 Pegasi b, P13) was the first confirmed planet found around a star other than our Sun. It was discovered on October 6, 1995 and confirmed six days later. This planetary discovery and confirmation would change astronomer's model of planet formation to include migration that form hot Jupiters. The Jupiter-like planet takes only 41⁄4 days to complete an orbit around the star 51 Pegasi. The planet bigger than Jupiter toasts at 1773°F (1240 K).
This month's imageEdit
The Cat's Paw Nebula (Bear Claw Nebula, NGC 6334, Gum 64) is an emission nebula located in the caelregio Simianus. It lies 5000-6000 light-years from Earth. The nebula was first observed by John Herschel in 1837 using his telescope.
Did you know...Edit
- ... that the Earth's core is hotter than the surface of the Sun?
- ... that if tachyons (the hypothetical particle that goes faster than light) loses energy, they would go even faster?
- ... that there are transgender people, meaning they're half male, half female?
- ... that gold is considered the quaternary color of Christmas, after red, green and white?