First-Ever Photo of a Solar System Like Ours

Images of exoplanets are extremely uncommon, but even more rare is an image of such a planet as part of a greater solar system like ours. Astronomers, however, have just shared one such photo captured by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope. The picture of TYC 8998-760-1, located approximately 300 light years from Earth, reveals “a Sun-like star, orbited by multiple exoplanets.” This set-up is remarkably …

Researchers Discover Impossible Giant Planet

Contradicting theories on how planets form, a massive planet (GJ 3512b) found 31 light-years from Earth orbits a tiny red dwarf star (GJ 3512) and according to astronomers “shouldn’t exist.” While the type of star is common, this combination of small star and super-sized plant rarely appears. In fact, many astronomers had queried whether such large planets were able to form around such small stars. …

Luminox’s Atacama Adventurer Field 1760 Watch Series

Timepieces inspired by and fit for the conditions of the remote Chilean desert

To visit Chile‘s dry, high-altitude Atacama Desert offers unimaginable insight on Swiss watchmaker Luminox‘s rugged new Atacama Adventurer collection. The brand has become known for timepieces that hold up against extreme conditions. In fact, they’re the official watchmaker of choice for the US Navy SEALs, the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR), and other military and stealth groups. But there’s no place in the world quite …