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Astronomers have detected light scattered by tiny particles through the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized transiting exoplanet, which suggests a blue sky on this world that is only 100 light-years away.
Just what caused the dimming of star KIC 8462852?
The discovery of numerous faint dwarf galaxies in Fornax suggests that the “missing satellites” are now being found.
Gravitational lensing provides astronomers with a way of probing extremely distant galaxies and groups of galaxies in ways that would otherwise be impossible.
The variable star Algol in Perseus makes a fine target tonight, as it increase more than one magnitude in brightness over the course of the evening. The cycle repeats nearly every 3 days.
The New Horizons spacecraft captured Pluto rotating over the course of a full “Pluto day.”
A new study proposes the existence of long filaments of dark matter, or “hairs.”
NASA's solar observatory recently emerged from behind the Sun, allowing full monitoring of our star's activity to resume.
The star’s extraordinary magnetic field could cause a constant flurry of solar flare-like eruptions.
By measuring the mass of a nearby dwarf galaxy called Triangulum II, a researcher may have found the highest concentration of dark matter in any known galaxy.
The newly found protoplant LkCa 15 b orbits a star 450 light-years away and appears to be on its way to growing into a world similar to Jupiter.
The atmosphere of exoplanets Kepler-438b is thought to have been stripped away as a result of radiation emitted from its superflaring red dwarf host star.
The rover will get its first close-up look at these dark “Bagnold Dunes” which skirt the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp.
Like a tricorder from “Star Trek,” the Chemical Laptop is a miniaturized on-the-go laboratory, which researchers hope to send one day to another planetary body such as Mars or Europa.
It is the first time scientists have measured the effect that pulsating older red stars have on the light of their surrounding galaxy.
Astronomers discovered winds over 5,400 mph (8,700 km/h) flowing around exoplanet HD 189733 b.
Scientists picked up indications of a roughly two-year-long variation of gamma rays from a galaxy known as PG 1553+113.
Diverse composition of mineral veins at “Garden City” suggest multiple episodes of groundwater activity.
New images show that the massive volcano Loki Patera on Jupiter’s moon Io has changed in the past two years.
Scientists discover a new cloud above haze-shrouded Titan’s south pole, while another researcher thinks that hazy atmospheres elsewhere could be a signature of extraterrestrial life.