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Einstein nailed it! Gravitational waves do exist

Scientists prove Einstein's theory after spotting black holes collide.

By February 11, 2016

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Astronomers are brawling again about a ninth planet

One of the researchers who helped demote Pluto believes he may have found a new ninth world, much bigger and way farther out.

By January 21, 2016

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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

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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

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Peek-a-boo! Astronomers spot 'T-Rex' of galaxies

By using the world's preeminent telescopes, astronomers peer behind a curtain of dust to find a giant star-making factory known as "Sparky."

By September 2, 2014

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Mutant star's behavior baffles astronomers

A giant star in the Canis Majoris constellation isn't acting like itself, and scientists are doing their best to figure out why.

By June 4, 2014

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We'll find aliens in 20 years (we just need money), astronomers say

Speaking to Congress, two astronomers from SETI describe the chances of finding aliens as almost 100 percent.

By May 23, 2014

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Astronomers track down oldest known star in the universe

Scientists pull a needle out of a haystack and identify a star that dates back to shortly after the Big Bang.

By February 10, 2014

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DARPA SpaceView enlists amateur astronomers

The SpaceView program will reach out to amateur astronomers in an effort to protect satellites from space junk orbiting the Earth.

By November 12, 2012

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Where 20th century astronomers mastered the skies (pictures)

For nearly 50 years, Palomar Observatory's Hale Telescope, near San Diego, was the most important device of its kind in the world. Even now, it's still used 290 nights a year. CNET Road Trip 2012 stopped by to check it out.

20 Images By July 17, 2012