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Mar 7, 2014 11:12 AM ET // Jason Major
A giant clump of carbon monoxide found around a nearby star hints at collisions between comets and the presence of a massive hidden planet. Continue reading →
Jan 18, 2014 10:31 AM ET // Jason Major
An enormous ring of dust and gas encircling a distant star may be forming planets at this very moment. Continue reading →
Jan 8, 2014 02:59 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
Dust. It's a nuisance. It's dirty. It makes you have to clean your house. And without it, we wouldn't even be here. That's why astronomers are so happy to find a whole lot of dust with a state-of-the-art radio telescope. Continue reading →
Oct 25, 2013 11:29 AM ET // Jason Major
The Boomerang Nebula in the constellation Centaurus is officially the coldest known place in the entire Universe -- It's even colder than the frigid background temperature of space! Continue reading →
Oct 2, 2013 12:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is complete after Europe delivered its final antenna to the 66-dish Chile-based project.
Aug 21, 2013 11:39 AM ET // Jason Major
As anyone with kids knows, baby humans have a tendency to throw stuff around -- and baby stars are no different. Continue reading →
Jul 19, 2013 01:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have discovered the "snow line" for a particularly frosty star system 175 light-years away -- but there's no word on the quality of the snow for slaloming. Continue reading →
Jun 7, 2013 03:31 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
A dusty "cashew-shaped" feature around the star Oph IRS 48 could reveal a key phase in the evolution of planets. Continue reading →
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