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The scratches on Mars’ surface were not made by water’s harsh touch

13 hours 36 min ago
Liquid water was likely not the culprit for forming the gullies on Mars.
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Black holes sing, but only in X-ray

13 hours 36 min ago
Astronomers have finally found evidence of “high-pitched” singing black holes.
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This team hopes to find "another Earth" around Alpha Centauri

13 hours 36 min ago
A project dedicated to answering the question, are we alone in the universe?
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How to see the Delta Aquariid meteor shower

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 03:00

Head out under a clear, dark sky after midnight these next couple of nights and you’ll see a dramatic display of “shooting stars.”

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Cosmic rays may have left Apollo astronauts with weaker hearts

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 03:00
A new study suggests that exposure to deep space made its mark on those that went to the Moon.
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This supernova exploded not once, but twice

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 03:00
Astronomers find a superluminous supernova that seems to have exploded twice.
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A young star is living out a growth spurt far from any other objects

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 03:00

A juvenile, independent star is going through a long-lived outburst.

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Violent white dwarf lashes its stellar companion with intense radiation

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 03:00
A strange new type of binary star system has been found with terrible manners.
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Something below Jupiter's Great Red Spot whips up temperatures hotter than the rest of the planet

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 03:00
For decades, the mystery has kept researchers scratching their heads. Now, we may find an answer.
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The case of the missing large craters on Ceres

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 03:00
The dwarf planet Ceres has a lack of large craters where there should be many.
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A new Kickstarter aims to preserve the telescope that found Pluto

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 03:00
In 1930, it found the first known Kuiper Belt Object. Now, this historic artifact is in need of a little repair.
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Philae prepares to take its eternal rest

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 03:00
ESA plans on shutting down communication attempts with the ill-fated comet lander.
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Gravitational vortex detected around black hole

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:00

X-rays from iron tell the tale of swirling space-time.

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This exoplanet system has tightly packed planets in ultra-precise orbits

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 03:00
A Florida Institute of Technology student helps uncover the strange behavior of the Kepler-80 system.
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How a weird Mars rock may be solid proof of an ancient oxygen atmosphere

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 03:00
When researchers found a compound that shouldn't have been there, it revealed a missing piece of Mars' history.
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Another dark matter search comes up empty

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 03:00
The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment has found no traces of dark matter.
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JAXA may remake its X-ray observatory Hitomi for a 2020 launch

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 03:00
The spacecraft tumbled out of control shortly after first light earlier this year.
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Here's your chance to see inside the Apollo 11 Command Module

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 03:00
The Smithsonian releases an interactive 3-D model of the home of the Apollo 11 astronauts.
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Kepler hauls in 100 new planets in its phoenix-like new mission

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 03:00
The new haul includes four Earth-like planets in one solar system
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Planetary scientists used a rare conjunction to hunt for habitability on two promising exoplanets

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 14:59
The TRAPPIST-1 system may have three habitable planets. Now we know a little more about two of them.
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