Since the birth of the field of exoplanet study, 755 planets have been found and confirmed – and the newest on the list is Kepler-78b. Although not habitable, what’s interesting about this recently discovered planet is its unexplainable data found by CfA researchers.
San Diego’s seasoned timelapse filmmaker and photographer Michael Shainblum succeeds in cutting through California’s light pollution to expose lingering starlight that normally winks in and out of our skies.
Scientists are eager to bring the universe a little closer to home with the soon-to-be world’s largest optical Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). The telescope was recently approved to be built on the dormant volcano Mauna Kea next to its famous cousin, the Keck Telescope.