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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 Feb. 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 Nov. 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 Jul. 17, 2012

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Astronomers: We've found a planet made of diamond

Rushing tightly around a tiny star, this as-yet unnamed planet seems to be so dense that astronomers believe it is made of carbon and therefore is "a massive diamond".

By Aug. 26, 2011

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Astronomers study 'gargantuan' Jupiter impact

Astronomers around the world are aiming telescopes at Jupiter to study an Earth-size scar in the planet's atmosphere caused by a presumed comet or asteroid impact.

By Jul. 21, 2009

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Wikisky: for keyboard astronomers

Astronomical data, Google Maps-style.

By Apr. 5, 2007

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See physicist surprised by news his Big Bang theory was right

Stanford Professor Andrei Linde gets a little choked up when a colleague delivers the news that his theory of cosmic inflation has been verified by the observation of primordial gravitational waves.

By Mar. 18, 2014

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880-pound asteroid slams into moon, watch it go boom

The biggest lunar asteroid impact ever recorded on video creates a flash visible from Earth.

By Feb. 24, 2014

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Saturn may be birthing a brand-new baby moon

An icy object causing a commotion in Saturn's rings may give astronomers insight into how Saturn's moons form.

By Apr. 15, 2014