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This brown dwarf used to be inside its white dwarf companion.

15 hours 30 min ago
The pair has a very interesting history.
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Is there another Planet Nine altogether?

15 hours 30 min ago

New research suggests that an Earth or Mars-sized world is shaping the Kuiper Belt.

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Can you find the Curiosity rover in this photo?

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 04:00

The HiRISE camera caught a picture of the rover as it made its way across Mars.

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A bright protostar lit up its sibling to life

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 04:00

Like a flame to a candle, HOPS 108 is not burning bright thanks to its big sister.


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The fate of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is still undecided

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 04:00
With the mission ending in just 11 days, NASA is discussing what to do with the craft come June 30.
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Wildfires in Arizona are threatening important observatories

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 04:00

Mount Graham, home to the Large Binocular Telescope, is in danger.

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Kepler yields a handful of promising planetary candidates

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 04:00

The final catalog could double the number of known habitable exoplanets if confirmed.

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Researchers simulate a black hole in the bath

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 04:00
Studying waves in a water bath has revealed significant clues about the processes that take place around black holes.
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Stars may all be born in pairs and lose their siblings later

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 04:00
Our poor, lonely Sun.
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Total eclipse of a planet

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 04:00
Can total solar eclipses happen on other planets?
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Jupiter has two new moons

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 04:00
And five lost ones have been found.
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Life on TRAPPIST-1 could hitch a ride on meteors between worlds

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 04:00
It’s a trap!
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Galaxies are locked in place by their surroundings

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 04:00
Astronomers have traced the alignment of galaxies in massive clusters back 10 billion years.
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Get a sneak peak of August’s total solar eclipse

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 04:00
This website simulates what the eclipse will look like from your location.
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Hubble spies on nearby brown dwarfs

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 04:00

After three years, astronomers have ruled out a third body in this close-by star system.

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When art and astronomy mix

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 04:00
The two artists who created representations of the TRAPPIST-1 system give us a look at the process.
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The TRAPPIST-1 system may have formed pebble-by-pebble

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 04:00

New research suggests a gradual accumulation of dirt and ice made the seven icy planets.


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Astronomers weigh a white dwarf using gravitational lensing

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 04:00

The result confirms our current theory of white dwarf physics.


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Do stellar flares damage exoplanets?

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 04:00

A new database will help astronomers determine whether flares affect planet habitability.

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Gravitational lenses reveal the universe’s brightest galaxies

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 04:00

These extreme galaxies will show us how stars formed in the early universe.


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