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Our new neighbours: Rare dwarf galaxies found orbiting the Milky Way

Researchers have found rare satellite dwarf galaxies and candidate dwarf galaxies in orbit around our Milky Way, the largest number of such satellites ever found in one go.

By March 10, 2015

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8 possible explanations for those bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres

It's a real-life mystery cliffhanger. We've come up with a list of possible reasons a large crater on the biggest object in the asteroid belt looks lit up like a Christmas tree.

By March 4, 2015

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NASA's Dawn becomes first spacecraft to orbit a dwarf planet

The Dawn space probe will take a much closer look at Ceres' mystery lights now that it is in orbit around the protoplanet.

By March 6, 2015

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Whaa? Now there's a second bright light on dwarf planet Ceres

The latest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveal a second mysterious bright spot on the surface of Ceres. Perhaps it's a giant Ceresian welcome sign?

By February 27, 2015

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Sharper images of dwarf-planet Ceres show strange bright spots

NASA's Dawn mission is closing in on Ceres, and it's looking ahead to getting a better gander at craters and mysterious spots on the the dwarf planet's surface.

By February 18, 2015

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New planet-hunting tool chases after star system's little brown dwarf

The Sphere instrument on the VLT in Chile peers with all its might into the blackness around a binary star system and returns a surprise for astronomers.

By February 18, 2015

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NASA's Dawn gets its best glimpse yet of dwarf planet Ceres

At a resolution of just 27p, images captured by the Dawn probe as it approaches Ceres are the most detailed of the dwarf planet to date.

By January 19, 2015

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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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Why Pluto is the coolest dwarf planet in the galaxy

Pluto may merely be a dwarf planet, but that doesn't stop it from having some pretty awesome quirks that help it stand out from the crowd. Learn about Pluto and its many moons in this video.

By May 21, 2014

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Stan Lee gets lucky with new superhero TV show 'Lucky Man'

The Marvel comics legend and "Hobbit" star James Nesbitt bring the new series to Sky in the UK.

By March 31, 2015