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Jul 22, 2015 06:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As spotted by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, a binary star system 7,500 light-years away has undergone a violent stellar wrecking ball event.
Mike Simmons, President and Founder of the non-profit organization Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), gives Discovery News an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at an observing flight on board the world's biggest airborne infrared observatory.
Jul 17, 2015 03:00 AM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
On the evening of Saturday (July 18) the crescent moon, as it moves eastward across the sky, will appear to pass directly below the crescent planet Venus, which itself is moving westward across the sky.
Jul 10, 2015 04:00 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
Astronomers convened to present the latest findings on just about everything under the sun, and well beyond our solar system.
Jul 8, 2015 02:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A space telescope designed to look into the furthest-most reaches of space at some of the most energetic phenomena in the known universe has, once again, been turned to face our nearest star.
Jul 2, 2015 05:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has added more observatories to its global network of radio telescopes and the first image of our galaxy's black hole could be less than a year away.
Jul 1, 2015 03:59 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Is there an astronomy story lurking somewhere amid the magic and the dragons and the 'Winter Is Coming' proclamations?
Jun 29, 2015 01:56 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the next few nights, be sure to make a special effort to go outside at twilight and look West -- if you live in the Northern Hemisphere and have clear skies.
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