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Disputes in astronomy don't exist only in ancient history.
Kepler-93b is now known to an uncertainty of just 74 miles (119 kilometers) on either side of the planetary body.
One of the most striking features of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is currently found in the comet’s neck region where it seems to be brighter than the rest of the nucleus.
Created using observations from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing program, the map shows the amount and distribution of mass within MCS J0416.1–2403.
The planets were thought to be ideal candidates for detecting water vapor because of their high temperatures where water turns into a measurable vapor.
The star cluster NGC 3293 is an ideal object for testing stellar evolution theory.
An exceptional binary containing a rapidly spinning neutron star underwent a dramatic change in behavior never before observed — the pulsar's radio beacon vanished while at the same time the system brightened fivefold in gamma rays.
Observations reveal that Centaurus A’s halo spreads far further into space than expected.
Kepler-421b orbits an orange, type K star once every 704 days at a distance of about 110 million miles.
A team of scientists used observations of the system 16 Cygni to discover evidence of how giant planets like Jupiter form.
The map uses data from the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS), a nine-band visual and infrared camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Researchers can now re-create and accurately measure material properties that control how these planets evolve over time.
New images obtained by Rosetta confirm Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s peculiar two-part shape.
If Vesta has less of an olivine-rich mantle and more of a pyroxene-rich crust, then the proportion of materials making up Vesta, and probably Earth and other telluric planets, is different from what was previously expected.
Researchers have concluded that hours before its perihelion passage, ISON stopped emitting dust and gas into space.
Iron meteorites dominate the small number of space rocks found on the Red Planet.
Previous experiments led astronomers to expect hydrogen molecules in 10 of the 90 young galaxies observed, but they found just one case.
The outburst validates ideas about a recently identified class of gamma-ray burst and serves as a stand-in for what future observatories may see as the last acts of the first stars.
Mars has water vapor and plenty of frozen water, but the presence of liquid water on the neighboring planet has not been confirmed.
Astronomers are using a new technique called gyrochronology for measuring the age of 22 Sun-like stars using their spins.