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How can you see Jupiter tonight?

Jupiter will come within its closest point of Earth in nearly sixty years today, giving an excellent opportunity for amateur stargazers to see the largest planet in the solar system.

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A Galaxy With Ten Times the Mass of the Milky Way is Preparing to Become a Quasar

New research by an international team of scientists has revealed new insight into how rare, dusty galaxies evolved during the early Universe.

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James Webb's first photo of Mars reveals new data about the Red Planet

James Webb has captured its first photo of Mars alongside an atmosphere composition test, providing new data about our neighboring planet.

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Discovery of alien world with tilted orbit puzzles astronomers | Space

The 3D modeling of a planet's orbit around a star in a binary star system is raising new questions about how both gas giant planets and binary stars form.

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Scientists discover colossal ocean may completely cover this planet

Astronomers recently announced that the exoplanet TOI-1452 b is close in size to Earth and lies in a region of its solar system where liquid water could exist.

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The Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its End | Quanta Magazine

In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information.

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How to See the Perseid Meteor Shower in 2022

The Perseid meteor shower will be hard to observe in 2022, but it's still worth looking up at its peak between Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12.

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Why gravitational waves are the future of astronomy

We only detected our very first gravitational wave in 2015. Over the next two decades, we'll have thousands more.

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Two skyscraper-size asteroids are barreling toward Earth this weekend

Two asteroids, 2016 CZ31 and 2013 CU83, are headed toward Earth for back-to-back flybys this weekend.

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NASA Woke Up Voyager 1 From 13 Billion Miles Away, And The Spacecraft Actually Signalled Back - Siamtoo

Have you ever tried starting a car that’s been sitting unused for a couple of decades? There’s no guarantee that will even respond, let alone actually start up. That makes the feat NASA achieved just a few days ago even more impressive. The space agency c

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James Webb Space Telescope's stunning 'Phantom Galaxy' picture looks like a wormhole

A fresh image based on brand-new deep-space data appears to show a wormhole spinning before our very eyes.

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Israeli Researchers Lead Team That Finds Two New Planets

Team from Tel Aviv University uses AI to detect new worlds that are more than 600 light years away from Earth

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Backyard Astrophotographer Uses $500 Telescope to Photograph Same Spot Captured by NASA’s $16B Space Telescope

This brilliant astrophotographer compares his photo of the Pillars of Creation captured with a $500 telescope to the one taken by NASA‘s $16 billion space telescope.

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Jupiter, too! New James Webb photos show giant planet's rings, moons and more

The James Webb Space Telescope can do more than peer into the deep and distant universe.

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NASA’s Webb Captures Dying Star’s Final ‘Performance’ in Fine Detail

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has revealed details of the Southern Ring planetary nebula that were previously hidden from astronomers. Planetary nebulae are the shells of gas and dust ejected from dying stars.

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Comparing Hubble to James Webb: The Difference in Detail is Astounding

Comparing the observations of James Webb and Hubble of the same area of space shows just how much more resolution Webb brings to the table.

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NASA Shares the 5 Cosmic Targets of James Webb's First Photos

NASA has revealed the five targets that will be shown when the James Webb Space Telescope's first full-color photos are released.

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The Largest Comet Will Come Close to Earth on July 14, Here’s How to See It

The biggest comet is getting closer to Earth and you don't want to miss it. A comet is fast approaching the planet Earth and it's one of the largest that has ever been spotted, according to Popular Mechanics.

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On July 12, we'll see the universe like never before

NASA and its partners will soon release a set of images from the James Webb telescope, including the deepest image of our universe ever taken

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This galaxy cluster is so massive it warps space-time and bends light

An image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy cluster named Abell 1351, so unimaginably massive it is bending space-time itself.

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Astronomers are detecting exoplanets using a technique predicted by Einstein

Microlensing works when light from a background star is bent around the mass of an exoplanet, making the background star brighter for a short time.

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A huge comet will fly by Earth in July and you might see it

A comet first spotted in the distance in 2017 might finally be within view soon of amateur astronomers.

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The fastest-growing black hole eats one Earth of mass every second

Scientists have discovered the fastest-growing black hole and it eats the equivalent of 1 Earth every passing second.

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Planet Nine: The answer to this cosmic mystery may come sooner than you think

Is it a planet, a black hole, or a group of planets? One astronomer has an ambitious idea to find out.

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We now know why Uranus and Neptune are different colours

Observations have revealed why Uranus and Neptune – the same in almost every way – are different colours.

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25 things we’ve learned about the moon since 1969

For millennia, the moon has been an endless source of fascination for mankind.

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Jaw-dropping image combines 32 years of Hubble telescope photos into one

After celebrating 32 years of Hubble observations, a physicist has combined all of the snapshots of Hubble's exploration into one image.

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Total lunar eclipse: How to watch Sunday's rare "super flower blood moon" - CBS News

A spectacular full moon is fast approaching. Here's everything you need to know to see it.

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How I Took a Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy from My Backyard

Photographer Brennan Gilmore shares how he captured a stunning photo of the Andromeda galaxy from his own backyard.

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Astronomers capture first image of black hole at center of Milky Way

The image of Sagittarius A* offers an unprecedented look at the extreme object driving the evolution of our galaxy.

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A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon red the night of May 15 | Space

This year's first lunar eclipse, one of two, will be able to be seen across the majority of the Americas.

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James Webb Space Telescope Shows Never-Before-Seen Images of the Cosmos

The space telescope released dozens of pictures that show the beautiful abyss of stars. James Webb Space Telescope has successfully completed a critical milestone, NASA reavealed.

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Look! Webb Telescope captures 5 different, dazzling views of a nearby galaxy

New alignments mean the telescope will be poised to perform science investigations soon.

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14 of the best astronomy and stargazing apps for smartphones

A guide to the best smartphone apps for iPhone and Android that will help you unlock the wonders of the night and photograph it.

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Asteroid spotted just before hitting Earth's atmosphere wows astronomers

This weekend, an astronomer spotted a small asteroid just hours before the space rock crashed into Earth's atmosphere and met its fiery demise.

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Jupiter Is Only Planet in our Solar System That Doesn’t Orbit the Sun

Forget What You heard, Jupiter Doesn’t Orbit The Sun. Jupiter Forget What You heard, Jupiter is so massive that it does not orbit the Sun.

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Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies are merging

The Milky Way and Andromeda merger has already begun. The two spiral galaxies will form one giant elliptical galaxy in 5 billion years.

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NASA Pluto Photographs

PlutoAlthough Pluto is no longer considered as a full size planet within our planetary system, it still holds a special place in the solar system. The ninth ...

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Astronomers just discovered a new black hole that’s unlike anything seen before

Researchers have finally detected a rogue black hole and believe that there could be many, many more out there.

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Israeli Scientists Detect a New Type of Supernova

Illustrative: The Wolf–Rayet star Hen 2-427 and the nebula M1-67 surrounding it, lying 15,000 light-years away. Photo: ESA/Hubble & NASA …

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Astronomers Witness a Dying Star Reach Its Explosive End – W. M. Keck Observatory

The Keck Observatory telescopes on Maunakea in Hawaii, are the world’s largest optical and infrared telescopes. Keck Observatory's vision is to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries with the world.

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Astrophotographer snaps his 'clearest ever photo of the SUN' | Daily Mail Online

Andrew McCarthy, an astrophotographer from Arizona, layered 150,000 individual pictures of the glowing ball of fire to convey the intricate stunning detail of the solar system's largest star.

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Mojave Trails National Monument Could Become A Dark Sky Sanctuary

Interns with the Women In Science Discovering Our Mojave, or WISDOM, program spent long pandemic nights measuring light pollution in the desert.

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Here’s how and when to watch longest lunar eclipse in 580 years

Mark your calendars, the Beaver Moon eclipse is a must-see — and it's the longest of the century!

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot is deeper than we thought, NASA Juno spacecraft finds : NPR

NASA's Juno spacecraft sweeps over Jupiter's Great Red Spot and makes a 3D map of the giant storm. The findings could shed light on gas giant exoplanets in distant solar systems.

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What is Mercury in Retrograde, and Why Do We Blame Things On It?

Yes, Mercury will appear to move backwards. No, that doesn’t mean your electronics or your relationships will fail.

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Are strange space signals in Antarctica evidence of a parallel univer

Odd detections at the South Pole have so far defied explanation, inviting theories beyond conventional physics.

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Object that whizzed by Earth probably came from alien world, Harvard professor asserts - CBS News

Harvard's Avi Loeb says object that whizzed by Earth in 2017 was probably debris from an advanced alien technology – space junk from many light years away.

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Now's a Great Time to See Mars in the Night Sky. Here's What to Look For.

The red planet is shining bright in late 2020. Here's why you should get out and see it.

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Arecibo Observatory to Close Its Giant Eye on the Sky - Scientific American

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Watch SpaceX launch 4 astronauts to the ISS Saturday | Live Science

NASA and SpaceX are all set to launch a full crew into space tomorrow (Nov. 14) from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This will be the first operational crew mission leaving U.S. soil, since the final space shuttle launch in July 2011.

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Assessing The Habitability of Planets Around Old Red Dwarfs

A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives new insight into an important question: how habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy? The target of the new study, as reported in our press release, is Barnard's Star, which is one of the closest stars to Earth at a distance of just 6 light years.

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In Clouds on Venus, New Potential for Microbial Life

Astronomers have detected a chemical in Venus’ atmosphere that signifies life on Earth. Could it mean the same on Venus?

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50 new planets, including one as big as Neptune, are identified using A.I.

Researchers used a machine learning algorithm to confirm 50 new "exoplanets," a first for artificial intelligence in astronomy.

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Dwarf planet closest to Earth is geologically alive

The tiny, frigid world Ceres amazes with evidence of recent ice volcanoes fed by the remnants of an ancient underground sea.

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Best way to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky - Los Angeles Times

Get out this week and look up to see Comet NEOWISE, the most spectacular comet in decades.

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5 years after its Pluto flyby, New Horizons spacecraft forges ahead - CNN

When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto five years ago this week, it captured detailed views of the mysterious icy dwarf planet on the edge of our solar system.

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Space Photos of the Week: Happy Birthday, Hubble! | WIRED

Every year on the telescope's birthday, we're the ones who get a gift: a brilliant and never-before-seen snapshot of the cosmos.

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Space Images | Curiosity's 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama

NASAs Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama of the Martian surface between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019.

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Cooped Up at Home? Help Scientists Spot Penguins from Space or Seek Out Galaxies - Scientific American

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Ant Nebula | Flickr

From ground-based telescopes, the so-called "ant nebula" (Menzel 3, or Mz 3) resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant.

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Huge red star might explode soon and next few weeks are critical - CNET

Betelgeuse has been very volatile lately, and astronomers are watching to determine if it's terminal or just going through a phase.

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Is there a wormhole hiding at the center of the Milky Way?

We talk to Dejan Stojkovic, professor of cosmology, about whether the black hole at the centre of our Galaxy might actually be a wormhole instead.

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These are the top 20 scientific discoveries of the decade

The 2010s yielded many incredible finds and important milestones. Here are our favorites.

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Quantum Research News | What Is Quantum Superposition?

For the first time ever, physicists tested the phenomenon of quantum superposition using molecules. That's a big deal.

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Black holes might not be black holes at all – BGR

Of all the features of our universe, black holes might be the most interesting, as well as the most frightening. These ultra-dense spots in space suck in everything around them, and once a black hole has you in its grasp, there's quite literally no escapi

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Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even...

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TESS Finds First Nearby Super-Earth (and it may be Habitable)

A trio of planets found in a nearby solar system offer one world that could have water, and maybe life!

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Perseid meteor shower: The Perseids peak tonight

The peak of the best summertime meteor shower – the Perseids – will be coming to a sky near you tonight, weather permitting.

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Scientists find huge world of hidden galaxies, changing our understanding of the universe | The Independent

Scientists have found a vast array of hidden galaxies, which together could change our understanding of how the universe works. The mysterious galaxies, which were previously unknown to researchers, were discovered by a breakthrough new approach that allo

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Evidence of 14B year-old 'time machine' star found 35,000 light-years from Earth | Fox News

Astronomers have found evidence of one of the oldest stars in the universe, a star that lived 13.8 billion years ago, nestled inside a star that's nearly as old.

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The Moon is Changing. Really!

A new study, following up on earlier research that found the moon has shriveled as it's cooled over time, shows that it's still shrinking and experiencing so-called "moonquakes" in the process.

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These Odd 'Quasiparticles' Could Finally Unmask Dark Matter | Space

Tiny ripples called magnons could lure even a fleeting, lightweight dark matter particle out of hiding.

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What Is a Light-Year? | Space

On the scale of the universe, measuring distances in miles or kilometers just doesn't cut it. That's why you may often hear astronomers use the term light-year. But what exactly is a light-year?

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Gorgeous Orion Nebula Glows in Stunning Red and Blue Light (Photo) | Space

Captured in the visible light spectrum, this deep-space image paints a sharp and colorful picture of the great Orion Nebula.

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This Milky Way Photo on Nat Geo is Raising Eyebrows

National Geographic recently published a series of gorgeous photos by photographer Beth Moon that shows some of the world’s oldest trees under the stars. But one photo, in particular, is now raising eyebrows after sharp-eyed readers noticed something strange about it.

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Harvard scientists lead team revealing black hole – Harvard Gazette

A years-long effort by dozens of researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals the first-ever image of a supermassive black hole.

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Astronomers have spotted the universe’s first molecule | Science | AAAS

Helium hydride detected by airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy telescope

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We Could Be Just Days Away From Seeing the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole

Capturing an image of the distant, supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy has been compared to “standing in New York and counting the individual dimples on a golf ball in Los Angeles."

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We Just Got The Most Detailed Direct Observation of an Exoplanet Yet, And It's Brutal

Scorching temperatures of 880 degrees Celsius. Tempestuous clouds of iron and dust that envelop the entire planet in a global storm. Such are the conditions on HR 8799e, an exoplanet 129 light-years away - and the first to be studied directly using

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The solar system's hidden Planet X may finally be spotted soon

A new paper suggests the hidden world known as Planet X is closer to being seen than previously thought.

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NASA releases sharpest-ever images of distant Kuiper Belt object

NASA has released its highest resolution images of 2014 MU69, showing the strange Kuiper Belt object in exceptional detail.

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Astronomers spot black hole spinning unbelievably fast as it swallows up a star – BGR

Black holes are some of the most interesting features of our universe, but they're also not very well understood. Studying distant black holes in any great detail is very difficult due to the fact that nothing, including light, can escape their grasp once

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NASA will live stream the landing of its OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe – BGR

The Mars InSight lander only just touched down on the Red Planet, but NASA is already gearing up for the landing of another incredibly interesting mission.

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NASA to Host Briefing on November Mars InSight Landing | NASA

NASA's upcoming landing of the first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars will be the topic of a media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 31 at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

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Voyager 2 probe may be on the edge of interstellar space

NASA's Voyager 2 probe may be close to joining its sibling and entering interstellar space. The vessel has been detecting a five percent increase in cosmic rays...

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Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system | Science | The Guardian

Massively elongated orbit suggests object is influenced by theoretical giant Planet Nine in Oort Cloud region

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NASA's New Spacecraft Takes First Photo, Finds First Exoplanet

NASA's TESS spacecraft just took its first photo of the night sky, and researchers using that image have found a planet around another star.

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Hubble captures mysterious nebula in gorgeous new image – BGR

You might think that with so many telescopes at its disposal NASA and the astronomy community at large would have plenty of time to gaze at whatever they want, but space is just so big that even some of the most interesting anomalies in the sky fall throu

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Send NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Support As It Battles Epic Dust Storm

While engineers continue to try to revive the Mars rover Opportunity, you can show your support by sending the rover a digital postcard.

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Astronomers Make a Surprising Discovery from 12.5 Billion Years Ago

A team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years ago, the most opaque place in the universe contained relatively little matter.

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Nasa probe will still be circling Sun at end of Solar System, say scientists

Nasa's new solar spacecraft is so indestructable that parts of it will be circling the Sun until the Solar System ends, eight billion years from now, scientists have said.  The US space agency launches its Parker Solar Probe on Saturday, which will trave

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Today the Parker Solar Probe Is Named for Him. 60 Years Ago, No One Believed His Ideas About the Sun. - The New York Tim

Eugene N. Parker predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958. The NASA spacecraft, scheduled to launch on Saturday, is the first named for a living person.

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NASA wants you to build your own Mars rover - CNET

The Jet Propulsion Lab's DIY Curiosity rover costs billions less than the real thing.

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Blood moon: Photos of the lunar eclipse taken by astronaut in space - Business Insider

German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who lives aboard the International Space Station, used his camera to take stunning photos of the total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, from orbit on July 27, 2018.

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Milky Way's Black Hole Provides Long-Sought Test of Einstein's General Relativity - Scientific American

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Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is coming Friday, and it will transform the moon into a reddish orange color for more than 100 minutes, according to NASA. The eclipse won't be visible from North America, Noah Petro, a scientist for the NAS

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Saturn’s moon Titan looks absolutely incredible in new infrared images – BGR

NASA's Cassini orbiter is dead. It's been dead since late last year, having completed an extended mission and a series of daring dives through Saturn's iconic rings, and ultimately found itself slamming through the planet's thick atmosphere where it was e

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Astronomers have found a new crop of moons around Jupiter, and one of them is a weirdo - The Verge

Ten more moons have been confirmed to orbit around Jupiter, bringing the planet’s total known satellite count to 79. That’s the highest number of moons of any planet in the Solar System.

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Astronomers captured the first image of a baby planet

Thanks to European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope, a group of astronomers have taken the first photograph of a planet being formed around a y...

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NASA's Curiosity rover takes stunning selfie during massive dust storm on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has taken an incredible selfie image during an unprecedented massive dust storm on Mars.

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How to stream NASA’s mysterious Mars announcement today – BGR

NASA regularly releases news, scientific papers, and new theories related to Mars, and typically it's with very little fanfare. Scientists have lots of hardware working around the clock to probe the Red Planet's mysteries, and not every minor detail is wo

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Why Pluto is a planet and many moons are, too - The Washington Post

Two planetary scientists say Pluto, exoplanets and even many moons are planets, or “round objects in space that are smaller than stars."

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Dyson Spheres, The Ultimate Alien Megastructures, Are Missing From The Galaxy

Humanity has mapped the Milky Way better than ever with ESA's Gaia. But 1.7 billion stars later, there are still no Dyson spheres.

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Astronomers glimpse cosmic dawn, when the stars switched on

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Big Bang, it was cold and black. And then there was light. Now, for the first time, astronomers have glimpsed that dawn of the universe 13.6 billion years ago when the earliest stars were turning on the light in the cosmic da

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For the first time ever, astronomers have detected planets outside our galaxy

In an incredible world first, astrophysicists have detected multiple planets in another galaxy, ranging from masses as small as the Moon to ones as great as Jupiter.

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Astronomers really hate that bright disco ball satellite secretly launched to space

Astronomers who spend night after night studying the universe aren't pleased that Rocket Lab launched the bright Humanity Star satellite to space.

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Scientists discover neutron star collisions make gold, other elements

The discovery is significant in part because it is the first time researchers have detected light along with the gravitational waves.

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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.

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From meteor showers to a supermoon: 5 astronomy events you won't want to miss this fall

The longer autumn nights will feature many notable celestial events that stargazers can mark down on their calendars.

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The Matter with Dark Matter

How do scientists know there's a mysterious substance called "dark matter" that dominates our universe? An astrophysicist explains.

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The Next Solar Eclipse: Eclipse Maps for the Next 50 Years | Time.com

We've listed every total solar eclipse for the next 50 years, after the one on August 21, with maps showing each eclipse's projected path

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot may die within your lifetime

The super-storm has been a prisoner of Jupiter's jet streams for perhaps 350 years, yet has shrunk by more than 50% since the 1800s.

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NASA Rocket Launch Will Create Blue-Green and Red Clouds on Sunday

As long as the weather holds—the launch has been postponed four times already.

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Found: A Neptune-sized planet with sulfur-rich clouds and a watery atmosphere

Astronomers discover a distant plant that would feel "like D.C. on a really horrible summer day."

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Why Are the Mountains on Mars So Much Taller Than Those on Earth? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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NASA's MAVEN Discovers How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere

Mars used to be a warm, wet world, filled with oceans, rivers, and maybe even life. But no longer. Here’s how it happened.

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Winston Churchill was also a prophetic astronomer

Many of Winston Churchill's 77-year-old ideas are shockingly modern, with many of them still held by today's astronomers.

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Rare Astrological Event: January 7th 2017 All Planets Are Moving Direct

Starting January 7th and going through February 6th, 2017, all of the major planets will be moving direct (forward). Ancients saw this as a time of great

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Major earthquakes might be caused by the moon

The 2011 earthquake in Japan and the 2004 temblor in the Indian Ocean may have been precipitated by tidal stress from the moon.

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What Happened To The Object That Created Our Moon?

What happened to the object that slammed into the Earth to create the Moon? Was it destroyed entirely, or does it linger in one place?

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Watching a star explode after 'hibernating' - CNN.com

Amidst the billions of stars in the Milky Way, astronomers have witnessed the evolution of one as it exploded in a classical nova after hibernating for years.

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NASA finds that the earth has a new “mini moon”

The quasi-satellite technically orbits around the sun but dances around the earth in the process.

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Away from the city lights of the West, the night sky promises a dazzling celestial show

My love for the celestial wilderness persists. That desire has led me to pockets of the U.S. West far outside city lights where even novices can rediscover the Andromeda Galaxy and Jupiter's moons.

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Where's the Edge of the Universe?

The universe is expanding, but what's it expanding into? Nothing! Astrophysicist Paul Sutter explains this baffling concept, plus how the universe can expand but not have an edge.

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This comet looks like a sprinkler twirling through space

The Hubble recorded images as a jet burst off a comet as it made its way around the sun.

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How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe? - Forbes

According to relativity, there’s no universal frame of reference. But the Big Bang gave us one anyway.

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Photographer snaps thrilling space station image from his backyard - CNET

An amateur astrophotographer takes on the challenge of getting a stunning shot of the ISS and succeeds. It's all in the timing.

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Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS - The Washington Post

The BOSS is big. Really big. Yuuuuuge. It's an immense complex comprising more than 800 galaxies and weighing 10,000 times as much as the Milky Way.

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Pluto’s largest moon may have once had an ocean

Charon may have once had a subsurface ocean that has long since frozen and expanded, pushing out on the moon’s surface and causing it to stretch and fracture on a massive scale.

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Planet IX? Astronomers Find Solid Evidence Of New Planet Beyond Pluto

This week astronomers at Cal Tech announced that our solar system may in fact have nine planets (planet IX) after all, and no, it’s not about Pluto.

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40 Years Ago, Earth Beamed Its First Postcard to the Stars – Phenomena: No Place Like Home

Forty years ago, on Nov. 16, 1974, Earth beamed its first postcard to the stars. The message left our home planet on a warm and sticky day in Puerto Rico and has been flying through the galaxy at t…