Astronomers have disproved a 2018-announced planet orbiting Barnard’s Star, the second-closest star to our Sun. The findings are based on observations with the Habitable Zone Planet Finder instrument on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope.
Yifan Zhou and Brendan Bowler have used Hubble Space Telescope to get a rare look at a young, Jupiter-sized planet that is growing by feeding off material surrounding a young star 370 light-years from Earth.
The University of Texas at Austin and other GMT partners the fabrication of the sixth of seven of the world’s largest monolithic mirrors. These mirrors will allow astronomers to see farther into the universe with more detail than any other optical telescope before.
The giant planets Jupiter and Saturn form a wide triangle with the Moon tonight. As they climb into view in late evening, bright Jupiter is to the left of the Moon, with fainter Saturn to the upper right of the Moon.