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Nov 14, 2014 12:10 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell, Space.com
Uranus is finally having some summer storms, seven years after the planet reached its closest approach to the sun, leaving scientists wondering why the massive storms are so late.
Nov 10, 2014 02:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Welcome to the Oyster Nebula, a lumpy cloud of plasma with a pulsating pearl in its core. Continue reading →
Nov 6, 2014 03:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has completed a detailed survey of stars with dusty circumstellar disks -- but their stunning variety has been a surprise to astronomers.
Nov 6, 2014 12:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Welcome to HL Tauri -- a star system that is just being born and the target of one of the most mind-blowing astronomical observations ever made. Continue reading →
Nov 5, 2014 03:40 PM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education
Autumn is the best season of the year for astronomical observing, here are some deep-space cosmic stunners waiting to be found.
Nov 4, 2014 06:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers were excited for a massive cloud of gas to fall into the black hole at the center of our galaxy, but it survived to tell the tale. What happened? Continue reading →
Nov 4, 2014 11:20 AM ET // Jason Major
It's often said where there's smoke, there's fire -- but the only fire here is the reddish glow from vast clouds of ionized hydrogen, set alight by the powerful UV radiation pouring out of nearby hot young stars. Continue reading →
Nov 3, 2014 01:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The glow of starlight bouncing off interstellar dust grains have been surveyed for the first time, highlighting a possible complication for the search for habitable exoplanets. Continue reading →
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