NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere.

Classified as: Taylor Bell, Wasp-12b, NASA, Hubble, science and technology
Published on: 14 Sep 2017

Astronomers have found a galaxy turning gas into stars with almost 100 percent efficiency, a rare phase of galaxy evolution that is the most extreme yet observed. The findings come from the IRAM Plateau de Bure interferometer in the French Alps, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Classified as: Astrophysical Journal, galaxy, Geach, Hubble, IRAM, NASA, stars, WISE
Published on: 23 Apr 2013