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 …

First-Ever Photo of a Supermassive Black Hole

Truly a quantum leap, astronomers have “seen the unseeable” and captured an image of a supermassive black hole—a “smoke ring framing a one-way portal to eternity,” Dennis Overbye writes for the New York Times. A planet-sized network of eight radio telescopes—called the Event Horizon Telescope—peered through interstellar dust and gas to reveal the black hole, located in a galaxy called Messier 87, which exists some …