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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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Hubble telescope observes freaky antics of 'Nasty 1' star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say the star nicknamed Nasty 1 (Miss Jackson if...) doesn't behave like a typical star of its kind. Hence its bad-boy image and name.

By May 21, 2015

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Could a 'super-Earth' be even more habitable than our own planet?

There's reason to believe that other planets might be better for supporting life as we know it, and they might not even be that far off, cosmically speaking.

By May 20, 2015

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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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The telescope looking for the beginning of time

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be the world's biggest telescope -- and it will look deeper into the past than we've ever seen before.

By May 11, 2015

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Rare direct image of a super-Jupiter exoplanet

A giant planet 11 times the mass of Jupiter has been directly photographed, the closest such planet to Earth we've seen with our own eyes.

By May 10, 2015

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This galaxy is the farthest into space we have ever seen

The distance to a super-bright galaxy has been exactly calculated, setting a 13-billion light-year record as the most distant galaxy ever seen (that we know of).

By May 6, 2015

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Watch a massive solar filament blaze out from the sun

The sun engaged in some spectacular celestial fireworks this week when an enormous solar filament erupted out into space.

By May 4, 2015