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Astronomers find a galaxy thats mostly dark matter

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 14:59
Dragonfly 44 glows only faintly with starlight — but there's a lot more going on behind the scenes.
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When does a small star become a brown dwarf?

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 03:00
Brown dwarfs, red dwarfs, ultracool stars ... what's the difference?
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Massive, short-lived stars may still form like the Sun

Thu, 08/25/2016 - 03:00
O-type stars live fast and die young, but their formative years look fairly familiar.
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Is Proxima Centauri b the most promising exoplanet yet?

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 03:00
Our nearest neighbor could be nearly perfect for the search for life on other planets.
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The Sky This Week for August 19 to August 28

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 03:00
Planets, Pallas, and the Big Dipper will all make wonderful viewing this week.
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A dormant white dwarf violently exploded out of its slumber

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 15:00
Polish astronomers saw a dormant beast go nova in a spectacular sky show.
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MACHOs may be out of the running as a dark matter candidate

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 03:00
Ultra-compact, hard-to-spot stellar objects can't account for the missing matter of the universe.
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Will the real culprit behind Mars' gullies please stand up?

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 03:00
A NASA press release recently suggested Mars' gullies were formed solely by carbon dioxide. The truth is much murkier.
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Meet the woman who got America into orbit in the trailer for 'Hidden Figures'

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 03:00
Katherine Johnson was a guiding force behind Project Mercury. Now, a new movie wants to highlight the African-American woman's forgotten history.
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The best view of the Perseids may have been from the ISS

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 03:00
There's no cloud cover when your hundreds of miles above the clouds.
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Black holes can still shine a bright light, astronomers say

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 03:00
For the first time, particles were detected escaping an artificially-created black hole, including evidence of Hawking radiation.
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Was Venus once ripe for life?

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 03:00
Mars isn't the only planet that may have once held life.
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This object may open up new solar system mysteries

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 03:00
It's not Niku itself that's weird. It's how and where it orbits.
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Humanity may not need a warp drive to go interstellar

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 03:00
Here are a few ways that humanity may be able to leave the cradle of Earth.
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NASA releases over 1,000 new images of the Red Planet

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 03:00
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) sent 1,035 photos of Mars back to Earth.
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Titan's canyons are flooded with methane

Wed, 08/10/2016 - 03:00
Saturn's largest moon is beginning to look more and more like a bizarro Earth.
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Astronomers Without Borders eclipse campaign promotes STEM education in Africa

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 03:00
From our friends at Astronomers Without Borders.
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The most mysterious star in the galaxy doubles down on its mystique

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 03:00
New research points to Tabby’s Star dimming immensely over a four year time period.
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Mercury has been inactive for a long time

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 03:00

Researchers find that volcanic activity ended approximately 3.5 billion years ago on Mercury.

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When did the lights turn on in the universe?

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 03:00
The universe lived through a prolonged "Dark Ages" until hydrogen reionized. Now, researchers are closer to figuring out when that happened.
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