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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

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NASA finds 'Mighty Mouse' pulsar brighter than 10 million suns

The discovery of a new unusually bright dead star leads astronomers to question assumptions about a type of cosmic radiation -- and pulsars themselves.

By October 8, 2014

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Hungry black hole sucks up weight of 100 billion billion hot dogs a minute

Astronomers have located a black hole that appears to be from a new class of cosmic champion eaters.

By October 8, 2014

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Cassini snaps rare pic of three of Saturn's moons

A rare picture snapped by Saturn probe Cassini shows three of the planet's moons -- all of which are very different from each other.

By September 24, 2014

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Water found on Neptune-sized planet 124 light-years from Earth

The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.

By September 24, 2014