Our First Image Of A Planet Being Born

For the first time in astronomical history, scientists have taken an actual snapshot of an exoplanet in the midst of formation. Located about 337 light-years from Earth, the protoplanet, which will eventually resemble something like Jupiter, is completely surrounded by a massive ring of gas and dust. The photo was… » 3/01/13 12:50pm 3/01/13 12:50pm

So where did life on comets come from in the first place?

There's an increasing body of evidence that suggests organic molecules that formed the origin of life on Earth got their start on meteors — but then how did the organic compounds get there to begin with? » 3/30/12 10:40am 3/30/12 10:40am