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Apr 8, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have found complex organic molecules in a planet-forming disk of gas, dust and ice swirling around a very young star, evidence that the building blocks for life may be common in the universe.
Apr 6, 2015 09:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have combined the observational power of a ground-based survey with a space telescope to measure the distance to a stellar-mass object that was detected through a chance microlensing event.
Apr 6, 2015 12:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Saturday's lunar eclipse was seen from western North America, across Asia and Oceania, here are some of the most dazzling views.
Apr 3, 2015 11:40 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Turnabout is fair play: The full moon will be totally eclipsed early Saturday morning (April 4), just 15 days after it caused a total eclipse of the sun.
Apr 1, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
When it comes to making planets as big as Jupiter, Mother Nature has kept her recipe secret. But scientists believe they have finally cracked the mystery.
Mar 30, 2015 01:45 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
New simulations of the most energetic collisions in the universe are helping astrophysicists understand how gravitational waves are generated, possibly giving us an exciting glimpse into the future of gravitational astronomy.
Mar 26, 2015 01:40 PM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
The moon is at its best for observing when it is around its first-quarter phase.
Mar 25, 2015 03:30 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
The ringed planet might have a longer day than originally calculated.
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