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Space telescopes help search for aliens, dark matter and the beginning of time

The next decade is going to see some stunning advancements in telescope technology, opening up a brave new universe of interstellar discoveries.

By August 3, 2015

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Hubble telescope observes freaky antics of 'Nasty 1' star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say the star nicknamed Nasty 1 (Miss Jackson if...) doesn't behave like a typical star of its kind. Hence its bad-boy image and name.

By May 21, 2015

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The telescope looking for the beginning of time

The Giant Magellan Telescope will be the world's biggest telescope -- and it will look deeper into the past than we've ever seen before.

By May 11, 2015

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Happy 25th birthday, Hubble Space Telescope

It almost failed before it had even begun, yet it has far outlived its planned lifespan, becoming a treasure of untold value. Crave talks to some of the engineers who've kept it going.

By April 24, 2015

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Elusive red sprites captured in sky near Chile's Very Large Telescope

You might not have realized that sprites are real, but this new photo taken at the Paranal Observatory in Chile proves otherwise -- sort of.

By February 4, 2015

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Black-hole telescope gazes at the sun through X-ray eyes

An X-ray telescope designed to hunt for black holes takes a look at the sun and helps NASA deliver an intense portrait of our closest star.

By December 23, 2014

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NASA's Kepler telescope identifies new 'Super Earth'

Rallying back from a mechanical failure, the telescope helps confirm the existence of an exoplanet 2.5 times the diameter of Planet Earth.

By December 19, 2014

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NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years away

NASA's Spitzer telescope confirms a new neighbor in the form of a larger-than-Earth rocky planet outside our solar system.

By July 31, 2015

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How the Hubble telescope captures the colour out of space

The Hubble can only take images in black and white. Does this mean its gorgeous full-colour photos are "fake"? Well, actually... no.

By September 8, 2014

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Brown dwarf's fiery aurora is out of this world...and solar system

Astronomers have spied an aurora beyond our solar system for the first time, lighting up the pole of a failed star that's cool in multiple ways.

By July 29, 2015