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New Horizons enters hibernation

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 04:00
After two and a half years of being “awake,” the spacecraft is finally getting a break.
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Hubble captures auroras on Uranus

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 04:00
The seventh planet puts on quite a light show.
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Asteroid will get close to Earth next week

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 04:00
Grab your telescopes and watch for the close approach.
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A new Zooniverse project just found four super Earths around a Sun-like star

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 04:00
Within 48 hours of launching, Exoplanet Explorers is already making headlines.
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Jupiter sits for a stunning Hubble portrait

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 04:00

This multi-wavelength image of the massive planet will help fuel atmospheric research — plus, it’s just gorgeous!

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Your guide to the most habitable exoplanets

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 04:00
Where life might be lurking in the galaxy
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This scorching hot nightmare planet just opened up avenues for finding alien life

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:00
The planet GJ 1132b clings on to its atmosphere despite orbiting a small, active star … and that’s important.
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An exoplanet the size of Neptune has been found

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:00
Yale astronomers found what a computer missed.
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Get ready for our first image of a black hole

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:00
The Event Horizon Telescope will peer into the space immediately surrounding our galaxy’s supermassive black hole.
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So is TRAPPIST-1 a flaring hell or a planetary system where it practically rains life?

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:00
Two new papers offer up competing theories.
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Peggy Whitson breaks an ISS record

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 04:00
She was already set to make history when she added another three months to her mission.
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New Horizons hit a milestone

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 04:00
After months of traveling, the spacecraft is halfway to its next target.
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How meteorites built up Iapetus' mountain ridge

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 04:00
Moons in the solar system come in many different forms. Some are boulder-sized, while one is larger than the planet Mercury. Some are mixtures of rock and iron, while others hide oceans and rocky cores under icy surfaces. Two even look a bit like walnuts, each hosting a bulge of material around its equator. Interestingly, both of these, Iapetus and Pan, orbit Saturn. And had I written this post a month ago, “two” would have been “one.” Scientists discovered March 8 that S
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Citizen scientists are closing in on Planet Nine

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 04:00
The shadow-y sub-Neptune world may finally be revealed.
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Watch the April Fool’s Day Comet live

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 04:00

Slooh offers countdown coverage, viewer photo submissions, and a live viewing.

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Chandra caught a huge explosion that disappeared in a day

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 04:00
The energetic x-ray event is leaving astronomers positively perplexed.
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Hubble finds evidence of a white dwarf’s companion

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 04:00
This could signal an end to a debate about Type Ia supernovae progenitors.
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Dark matter and dwarf galaxies share the space around the Milky Way

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 04:00

The distribution of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies isn’t a problem for the current cosmological model.

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