Planet without a Star?
October 13, 2013 | University of Hawaii
"An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic young planet that is not orbiting a star. This free-floating planet, dubbed PSO J318.5-22, is just 80 light-years away from Earth and has a mass only six times that of Jupiter. The planet formed a mere 12 million years ago—a newborn in planet lifetimes." Quoted from the University of Hawaii press release.
A Star That Can Bend Light
April 7, 2013 | NASA
"NASA's Kepler space telescope has witnessed the effects of a dead star bending the light of its companion star. The findings are among the first detections of this phenomenon." Quoted from the NASA press release.
Very Young Stars
March 19, 2013 | NASA
"Astronomers have found some of the youngest stars ever seen, thanks to the Herschel space observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions." Quoted from the NASA press release.