Hubble Space Telescope

Super-Earth 55 Cancri e has a dry atmosphere and a carbon-rich interior, new research reveals

For the first time ever, scientists have successfully managed to analyse the atmospheric composition of a distant super-Earth in great detail. Using incredibly advanced observation and processing technologies, a team of European astronomers has detected substantial traces of hydrogen and helium in the atmosphere of 55 Cancri e, an exoplanet located over 40 light-years away…


New study reveals a universe with far fewer galaxies!

A new study challenges the long-held belief that the universe contains several hundred billion galaxies. Recently published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, the theory reveals a universe with far fewer galaxies than previously thought. Using specially-developed computer simulations, a team of researchers has estimated the number of faint, distant galaxies as 10 to 100 times…