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The supernova mechanism behind cosmic dust formation has been a mystery, but now astronomers have the answer. Continue reading →
A NASA probe recently spotted the dazzling Pan-STARRS comet as it hurtled through space against the backdrop of a distant galaxy.
NASA's veteran Voyager 1 spacecraft has been hit by a 'tsunami' from the sun as the mission pushes deeper into interstellar space. Continue reading →
A hotspot of powerful, ultrahigh-energy particles streams toward Earth from beneath the handle of the Big Dipper constellation. This collection of cosmic rays may help scientists nail down the origin point of the powerful particles, a century-old mystery.
Ten years after arriving at the majestic gas giant, Cassini has profoundly transformed our understanding of Saturn's dynamic atmosphere, rings and moons. Here are some highlights from Cassini's tenth year.
One of the most enduring mysteries behind the dynamics of supermassive black holes, and their impacts on galactic evolution, has been uncovered by an international team of astrophysicists. Continue reading →
Sadly, Cassini can't soldier on forever; it will run out of fuel -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Continue reading →
The recent discovery of gravitational waves present in cosmic microwave background radiation -- posited as evidence of the big bang -- has been called into question by, of all things, dust that needs to be accounted for.
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