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The Eclipse Megamovie Project will release its first results Monday

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:00
You can send in your photos of the eclipse as part of this historic effort.
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Failed stars may act more like giant planets

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 03:00

They form the same as stars, but have the kind of wild weather typically seen on Jupiter or Neptune.

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Cassini prepares for mission’s end

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 03:00
The spacecraft has entered its final five orbits of Saturn.
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This supernova shock wave slammed into its companion star

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 03:00
Fast followup allowed astronomers to see the cause of the explosion.
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System of super-Earths discovered around a nearby star

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 03:00
If you look up at Earth’s night sky and find the constellation Cetus — it looks something like a sea monster — you might also notice a rather average looking star called Tau Ceti. It’s slightly smaller than our sun and sits just 12 light years from Earth. Now, a new study suggests that the system has at least four planets, and two of them orbit on the edge of their habitable zones — the region where liquid surface water might exist. All four are likely super-Earths,
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Astronomers are preparing to watch a star swing by our supermassive black hole

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 03:00
So far, it looks like general relativity will preserve its perfect record.
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Do you have questions about Laser SETI and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence?

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 03:00
Ask a Laser SETI scientist on Astronomy.com.
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Is this the first picture of an eclipse?

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:00

Professors found a petroglyph of a total solar eclipse in New Mexico.

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Astronomers find pristine dark asteroids lurking in the inner belt

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:00
A new family of asteroids may reveal clues about the history of our solar system.
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The Sun’s core rotates faster than its surface

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 03:00
Astronomers measure for the first time the rotation of the Sun’s inner core.
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Astronomers just mapped the inside of a supernova

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 03:00
It turns out these events could be even more impressive than we thought.
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Total Eclipse of 2016 HO3?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:00
Learn whether Earth’s second moon can cause solar eclipses.
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New Horizons may visit twice the object for the same price

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 03:00
MU69 could be hiding a strange secret: it’s one object, not two.
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Astronomy magazine’s interactive eclipse 2017 widget

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 03:00
This tool has the answers to your eclipse day questions.
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Breakthrough Starshot takes its first step toward interstellar travel

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 03:00
First … low Earth orbit. But eventually, these chip-sized spacecraft could explore Proxima Centauri.
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How to watch the total solar eclipse online

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 03:00
Viewing options for astronomy fans outside totality.
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NASA has selected nine proposals for Explorers Program

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 03:00
These missions will study the Sun and our space environment, as well as develop instruments.
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You can watch the Great American Eclipse in 4K on Astronomy.com

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 03:00
Our website will host an HD livestream of the event from Denver, Colorado.
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Astronomers detect a supernova brighter than all the Milky Way’s stars combined

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 03:00
This may be the earliest supernova ever detected.
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New Horizons’ next target: spotted

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 03:00
NASA successfully observed the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 as it passed in front of a star — for two seconds.
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