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Astronomers are brawling again about a ninth planet

One of the researchers who helped demote Pluto believes he may have found a new ninth world, much bigger and way farther out.

By January 21, 2016

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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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Hundreds of newly found galaxies may unravel gravitational space mystery

Hundreds of galaxies lurking near the Milky Way could help explain an anomaly known as the Great Attractor.

By February 9, 2016

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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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Let the moon guide you to a cool five-planet eyeful this month

NASA releases a video guide to a solar system phenomenon that hasn't happened in more than 10 years.

By February 2, 2016

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Spotted in space: An explosion far brighter than the entire Milky Way

Astronomers detail their discovery of a record-setting supernova that defies easy explanation.

By January 14, 2016

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This lonely planet is in the longest-distance relationship ever

It could be the most isolated planet in any solar system, and CNET's Eric Mack thinks he can relate.

By January 28, 2016

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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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Black hole observed devouring a star

An international team of astronomers has witnessed an "extremely rare" event: a black hole eating a star then ejecting a near light-speed flare.

By November 29, 2015