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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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Cosmic effort provides best view yet of distant colliding galaxies

Behold the best look yet at a massive intergalactic train wreck in progress. It's also a glimpse at what the universe looked like when it was only half its current age.

By August 26, 2014

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NASA's dazzling photo of a star factory in a serpent

NASA image of the Serpens Cloud Core turns invisible light into a beautiful portrait of a place where stars, like ours, are born.

By May 30, 2014

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Fly by all known exoplanets in 60 seconds

For centuries, distant planets were the stuff of sci-fi, but in recent years, science has begun to confirm their existence. Take a quick tour of the more than 1,700 (so far) known exoplanets in the visible universe.

By May 6, 2014

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Tour the Milky Way in 20 billion pixels

NASA has launched an interactive map of the Milky Way galaxy, constructed over the course of 10 years from more than 2 million infrared images from the Spitzer Space Telescope.

By March 21, 2014

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GLaDOS from Portal explains nuclear fusion for NASA

Ellen McLain, voice of GLaDOS in the popular game Portal, once again enters the voice-modulated fray -- this time in an educational video for NASA.

By February 28, 2014

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Spitzer telescope brings 'infrared wonders' home

To celebrate the previous 1,000 days of the NASA Spitzer space telescope, astronomers release their top 10 most dramatic images captured by the infrared camera on board.

By April 19, 2012

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Hubble finds unseen galaxies with new super-deep photos of the universe

NASA's Hubble telescope has taken its deepest ever picture of a cluster of galaxies, revealing some of the faintest and youngest galaxies ever detected.

By January 7, 2014

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NASA celebrates Halloween with space ghost images

NASA offers up wispy images of three dying stars to show how space generates its own ghosts.

By October 29, 2013

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Most distant known galaxy spotted: Time for a road trip?

Astronomers have found a galaxy so distant that when they look at it, they see conditions going back to when the universe was in its relative infancy.

By October 23, 2013