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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


Video shot from a plane captures fiery demise of 'UFO' space junk

A suspected rocket body has been on a collision course with Earth for weeks. This may be the only footage of it burning up.

By 14 November 2015


Name your price for maker books on Humble Bundle

Pay what you want for various Make publications that show how to make rockets, robots, bicycles and other contraptions while raising money for the Maker Education Initiative.

By 13 November 2015


Alien hunters who listened to weird distant star share their findings

There's something around the star KIC 8462852 that seems so unnatural it's driven serious scientists to search for alien signals coming from the system.

By 7 November 2015


Take a closer look at that Halloween 'skull' asteroid

The asteroid that buzzed past Earth on October 31 looked like a skull at first blush, but new NASA images show another side to the space rock.

By 5 November 2015


Forecast for a distant world: Cloudy with a chance of hot metal

Scientists have spied clouds on a far-off planetoid, where the weather calls for a really rugged umbrella.

By 4 November 2015


TV for people who use their minds: Why losing 'MythBusters' won't be easy

Commentary: The popular series will say goodbye in 2016. CNET's Bonnie Burton, a longtime fan and science nerd, explains why she's "already feeling empty inside" -- and why TV will never be the same.

By 24 October 2015


The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

A story that went viral this week reports that astronomers finally found E.T., but those aren't the facts. CNET's Eric Mack talks with the astronomers involved about what is still a very interesting star.

By 18 October 2015


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