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Dragonfly 44 glows only faintly with starlight — but there's a lot more going on behind the scenes.
Brown dwarfs, red dwarfs, ultracool stars ... what's the difference?
O-type stars live fast and die young, but their formative years look fairly familiar.
Our nearest neighbor could be nearly perfect for the search for life on other planets.
Planets, Pallas, and the Big Dipper will all make wonderful viewing this week.
Polish astronomers saw a dormant beast go nova in a spectacular sky show.
Ultra-compact, hard-to-spot stellar objects can't account for the missing matter of the universe.
A NASA press release recently suggested Mars' gullies were formed solely by carbon dioxide. The truth is much murkier.
Katherine Johnson was a guiding force behind Project Mercury. Now, a new movie wants to highlight the African-American woman's forgotten history.
There's no cloud cover when your hundreds of miles above the clouds.
For the first time, particles were detected escaping an artificially-created black hole, including evidence of Hawking radiation.
Mars isn't the only planet that may have once held life.
It's not Niku itself that's weird. It's how and where it orbits.
Here are a few ways that humanity may be able to leave the cradle of Earth.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) sent 1,035 photos of Mars back to Earth.
Saturn's largest moon is beginning to look more and more like a bizarro Earth.
From our friends at Astronomers Without Borders.
New research points to Tabby’s Star dimming immensely over a four year time period.
Researchers find that volcanic activity ended approximately 3.5 billion years ago on Mercury.
The universe lived through a prolonged "Dark Ages" until hydrogen reionized. Now, researchers are closer to figuring out when that happened.