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Parkes Observatory: Extraterrestrial messages or microwave noodles?

Strange signals picked up by the radio telescope pointed towards the stars in Parkes, Australia have a rather more mundane origin.

By April 12, 2015

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Hot shots from NASA's Earth Observatory show a changing planet (pictures)

Each year NASA's Earth Observatory picks enlightening or incredible images of our planet taken from space and has the public vote on them in Tournament: Earth. Here are Crave's favorites.

16 Images By March 24, 2015

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NASA's solar observatory marks 100 millionth image

The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrates five years of sun-worshipping by releasing its impressive 100 millionth image of our closest star.

By January 20, 2015

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Chandra Observatory reveals the awesome might of the black hole

One of the most powerful black holes in the observable universe has been revealed by NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

By January 23, 2014

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Ye gods! Royal Observatory chooses best space pics

From galaxies to moonrises, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year images offer stunning views of the universe.

By September 24, 2013

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One Einstein ring to rule them all

Gravitational lensing has produced a spectacular ring from a starburst galaxy nearly 12 billion light-years from Earth.

By April 7, 2015

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'Tournament: Earth' showcases thought-provoking shots from space

Whether it's a massive wind farm dotting an otherwise empty ocean or fresh lava doing battle with a huge ice cap, NASA's Earth Observatory has captured some remarkable views of our planet.

By March 24, 2015

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A planet like Star Wars' Tatooine just became more science than fiction

Rocky planets that orbit a binary star system, like the fictional home of Luke Skywalker, were thought to be impossible, until now.

By March 31, 2015

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NASA video illustrates 'X-ray wind' blasting from a black hole

It takes a mighty wind to keep stars from forming. Researchers have found one in a galaxy far, far away -- and NASA made a short movie about it.

By March 27, 2015

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Check out astronaut's amazing Vines from the International Space Station

Astronaut Terry Virts has been on the ISS since December, taking video. Luckily for us, he likes to share.

By March 20, 2015