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Winning astronomy photos of the year show our amazing universe (pictures)

Winners of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 contest captured auroras, galaxies and grand skyscapes.

12 Images By 19 September 2015


Watch RNA sequencing and astronomy expressed as dance

Every year, Science magazine challenges PhD students to explain the topic of their thesis in the form of dance. This year's finalists are in.

By 28 October 2014


Galaxies and auroras glow in glorious winning photos

Our complex universe gets to show off in a spectacular series of winning photos from the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest.

By 19 September 2015


Watch an exoplanet orbit a distant star

Astronomers have obtained direct images of an exoplanet moving around a star 63 light-years from Earth.

By 18 September 2015


Gorgeous photo shows space station lit up from below and beyond

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station captures the craft reflecting an Earthly lightning strike in front of a cosmic backdrop.

By 5 September 2015


Next up for iRobot: Lawn mowers?

A recent FCC ruling suggests that robot lawn mowers are in iRobot's future.

By 18 August 2015


Kepler discovers its 10th twin-sunned Tatooine

The discovery of a planet orbiting a binary star in the habitable zone is the tenth of its kind, indicating such planets are more common than previously thought.

By 12 August 2015


The universe is slowly dying

A large-scale survey of over 200,000 galaxies has revealed a grim truth: The universe is definitely slowing down.

By 11 August 2015


Let's go to Mars! The future of space travel

SpaceX, Virgin Galactic and other private endeavours are paving the way for a future Mars landing.

By 6 August 2015


Lt. Uhura from 'Star Trek' is hopping on a NASA plane

Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Lt. Nyota Uhura on "Star Trek," is going back to space. Sort of. She'll take part in a NASA image-capturing flight in September.

By 5 August 2015