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A year's worth of (bad) astronomy facts

For most of 2012, Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy tweeted a random astronomy fact every day. To kick off 2013, you can read all of those facts in one place.

By January 8, 2013

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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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Hubble captures breathtaking picture of dark and light nebulae

Hubble has captured a stunning photo of a baby star in close proximity to both a light nebula and a dark nebula overlapping.

By September 1, 2014

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The spooky sounds of space

Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.

By August 18, 2014

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Venus and Jupiter to snuggle in morning sky

Like shy kids at a dance, the two planets are slowly nearing each other, and will appear their closest for North American viewers on August 19.

By August 14, 2014

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'Curtain of fire' blasts from one of Jupiter's moons

At the best of times, Jupiter's moon Io is a turbulent, torturous place. But last August, scientists say things really heated up.

By August 5, 2014

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Wallace's Wrong Trousers scientifically feasible

The gravity-defying Techno Trousers of "Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers" could actually work -- albeit for only a short period of time.

By July 17, 2014

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'Ultrasound of stellar embryos' determines age of stars

You can find out how old a baby star is simply by listening to it, say researchers at Europe's KU Leuven.

By July 7, 2014

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Cold white dwarf star is 'Earth-size diamond in space'

A recently discovered and very unusual white dwarf star is so chilled out, it is essentially a giant floating piece of bling.

By June 24, 2014

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Planet-eating stars could help search for other 'Earths'

Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.

By May 20, 2014