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  • A Saturn-like world hugging its star • The Register

    A Saturn-like world hugging its star • The Register0

    Astronomers discovered an exoplanet for the first time using the astrometry technique with ground-based radio telescopes, according to fresh research published in The Astronomical Journal on Tuesday. Astrometry involves tracing tiny, irregular motions of a star to spot the telltale sign that it’s being tugged by the gravitational pull of an orbiting planet. It’s notoriously

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  • Balloon tech is good enough for economical star scanning • The Register

    Balloon tech is good enough for economical star scanning • The Register0

    NASA wants to lift a 2.5-metre-long, reusable far-infrared telescope into Earth’s stratosphere using a massive high-altitude balloon in 2023 to check out the heavens more economically. The mission, known as ASTHROS, short for Astrophysics Stratospheric Telescope for High-spectral Resolution Observations at Submillimeter-wavelengths, will gather a range of data to help scientists better understand star formation.

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  • Broadway star Nick Cordero dies at 41 following 94 days in hospital battling COVID-19

    Broadway star Nick Cordero dies at 41 following 94 days in hospital battling COVID-190

    Nick Cordero has tragically passed away after spending 95 days in hospital fighting for his life due to COVID-19 related complications.   The 41-year-old, whose Broadway credits include Rock of Ages and Waitress, died on Sunday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Cordero’s death was announced by his wife Amanda Kloots in a heartbreaking post on

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