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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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NASA contemplates high-flying 'windbots' for exploring gas giants

Turbulence is often a problem for aircraft. NASA researchers, however, are now thinking it might be just the way to power probes sent to explore Jupiter and Saturn.

By July 23, 2015

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Sun looks like a psychedelic marble in new NASA image

A trippy image of the sun created from three sources hints at something that might help us unravel the mysteries of our star -- and dark matter.

By July 9, 2015

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X-ray echoes map the distance to a neutron star

Interstellar echoes from a flaring neutron star have allowed astronomers to solve a mystery -- pinpointing the star's location.

By June 24, 2015

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Using the gravity of the universe to peer into a black hole

Researchers at the European Space Agency harness the natural lensing properties of cosmic gravity to get a closer look at a black hole.

By July 7, 2015