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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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Lego female-scientist minifigs rock their own Twitter account

Followers are flocking to the Lego Academics on Twitter to watch the toy scientists tackle the amusing everyday challenges of academia. Creator Donna Yates shares her Lego story.

By August 20, 2014

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Quest to contact aliens interrupted by wildfires

In northern California, the SETI Institute has to shut down its systems because of wildfires near its telescope array.

By August 6, 2014

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NASA 3D-prints a nebula, and you can too!

Ever wanted to hold a nebula in your hands? Well now you can thanks to plans from NASA. Warning: It kind of looks like two molars stuck together.

By July 11, 2014

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Yes! Lego green-lights female-scientist minifig set

It took awhile, but Lego has finally approved a set of three female scientist minifigures, along with their laboratory gear, to become an official product.

By June 4, 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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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