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These Neil deGrasse Tyson tweets prove that astrophysics is hilarious (pictures)

The pop scientist/TV star shares LOL musings about the future, zombies and shopping for melons.

19 Images By June 2, 2015


Farewell to hope of life on Kepler-438b

One of the most Earth-like planets located by the Kepler mission is uninhabitable after all, due to its very active star.

By November 18, 2015


Explore the Milky Way at 46 billion pixels

A 194-gigabyte image is the largest astronomical image ever created, showing a swathe of the Milky Way galaxy across the southern sky.

By October 21, 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 October 17, 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 August 10, 2015


NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years away

NASA's Spitzer telescope confirms a new neighbor in the form of a larger-than-Earth rocky planet outside our solar system.

By July 31, 2015


Astronomers find another 'Jupiter' orbiting a sun just like ours

A surprising find has researchers thinking that they may have discovered a "Solar System 2.0."

By July 15, 2015


Astronomers make a real five-star find

Astronomers have found the very first quintuple star system consisting of two sets of eclipsing binary stars and one solo star.

By July 8, 2015


Big discoveries heralded by a faint breath of hydrogen from a distant galaxy

The Square Kilometre Array had detected a tiny signature from 5 billion light years away that heralds great finds in the future.

By July 5, 2015


Hop aboard the International Space Station in Ultra HD

Take a virtual tour through the ISS with this gorgeous 4K video footage courtesy of former ISS astronaut Terry Virts.

By June 17, 2015