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Friday Poll: Does 'Star Trek' really trump 'Star Wars?'

Neil deGrasse Tyson has thrown the weight of his astrophysics opinion behind "Star Trek," but plenty of "Star Wars" fans are ready to disagree. Where do you stand?

By May 17, 2013

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Science fight! Bill Nye puts Neil deGrasse Tyson in wrestling hold

Science geek worlds collide as Bill Nye the Science guy put astrophysics hero Neil deGrases Tyson in an arm lock that would make Hulk Hogan proud.

By April 15, 2013

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Exploding star detailed--in 3D

New computer models from Germany's Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics offer further insights into how supernovae obtain their shape.

By May 18, 2010

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NASA discovery of Kepler-10c steps up claims for alien life

A newly revealed rocky mega-planet shows the universe was capable of creating extraterrestrial-friendly worlds shortly after the Big Bang.

By June 3, 2014

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Deep-space radio waves 'heard' at opposite points on Earth

Anomaly no more? Radio observatories in Australia and Puerto Rico have both now picked up brief bursts of radio waves from beyond our galaxy.

By July 15, 2014

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Evidence of the Big Bang found in a cosmic 'double rainbow'

You should probably read this. It's only potentially one of the most important revelations in physics since Einstein's days.

By March 17, 2014

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Stars play a game of cosmic catch, create rare magnetar

Astronomers use the Very Large Telescope to reveal a space drama involving two unique stars in the Ara constellation.

By May 14, 2014

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Fly by all known exoplanets in 60 seconds

For centuries, distant planets were the stuff of sci-fi, but in recent years, science has begun to confirm their existence. Take a quick tour of the more than 1,700 (so far) known exoplanets in the visible universe.

By May 6, 2014

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Universe's missing photon sources baffle scientists

There's 400 percent more light in intergalactic space than sources could produce, say researchers. Could dark matter be the cause?

By July 9, 2014

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Pew pew! Scientists hatch plan to laser-blast space junk

Scientists have come up with a very video game-like way to take out orbiting space debris using ground-based lasers.

By March 10, 2014