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May 27, 2015 12:36 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.
May 23, 2015 01:40 PM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
Jupiter and our moon will perform a celestial dance tonight, clear skies willing.
May 22, 2015 01:28 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
An ongoing act of cosmic cannibalism may be responsible for the strange appearance and unprecedented behavior of a gigantic star nicknamed Nasty 1.
May 22, 2015 12:30 PM ET // AFP
After a two-year upgrade, the Large Hadron Collider smashed particles at record-breaking energy levels.
May 13, 2015 09:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers studying stars like our sun that are known to generate powerful 'superflares' have also discovered that these superflares are likely associated with monster 'starspots.'
May 11, 2015 07:04 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
No, this isn't humanity's attempt at laser-etching Saturn's cloudy atmosphere with interplanetary graffiti, this is the stunning view at the bottom of a brand new adaptive optics system intended to superboost the clarity of deep space.
May 11, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
The 'elusive planet' Mercury kicks off the month in the midst of its best evening apparition of 2015. But Mercury isn't the only visible planet this month.
May 6, 2015 07:46 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
After a long period of calm, the sun awoke from its slumber and erupted with one of the most powerful solar flares of the year on Tuesday.
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