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Feb 5, 2016 11:45 AM ET
In November 2014, the plucky lander Philae touched down on a comet, making headlines worldwide. A hard landing drastically shortened its lifespan, but scientists still gleaned a ton of new information about comets.
Jan 19, 2016 01:20 PM ET // Danny Clemens, DSCOVRD
For the first time in over a decade, five planets will take center stage in the morning sky this week.
Jan 11, 2016 11:55 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have made a cosmic growth chart of the Milky Way galaxy, an innovative blending of data collected by the ongoing Sloan Digital Sky Survey and a new technique to determine the ages of stars.
Jan 8, 2016 05:00 PM ET // Mark Thompson
Often overlooked, Uranus, one of the solar system's 'ice giants,' can prove a challenging, but worthwhile target for amateur astronomers this month.
Jan 6, 2016 01:30 PM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Does Earth belong to the first generation of habitable planets in the universe? One astrophysicist's work suggest it's possible, although we may never know for sure.
Jan 5, 2016 08:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A supermassive black hole at the center of a neighbor galaxy apparently 'burped' after swallowing up nearby matter, a phenomenon that may have been instrumental in shaping the early universe
Jan 4, 2016 01:00 PM ET // Mark Thompson
The winter sky is by far the best time for astronomy. Long, dark nights with cool weather can present us with fabulously clear dark skies that last for hours -- let's hunt down some astronomical treasures!
Dec 31, 2015 08:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Find out the results of this year's readers' choice poll for favorite space story of the year! Can you guess #1?
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