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Sep 12, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe, and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for more than two decades.
Sep 8, 2014 07:50 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
September's full moon will cap a trio of back-to-back supermoons for the Northern Hemisphere summer.
Sep 3, 2014 01:16 PM ET
The red planet will soon experience the great relief of having a half-mile wide lump of icy rock just miss it on a flyby. DNews Space Producer Dr. Ian O'Neill explains just how lucky our ruddy, rocky Milky Way buddy will be.
Sep 3, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Using a new mapping technique that takes into account the motions -- and not just the distances -- of nearby galaxies, astronomers discovered that the Milky Way is located in the suburb of a massive, previously unknown super-cluster they named Laniakea.
Aug 27, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have spotted the telltale gamma rays from a supernova explosion, revealing its innermost secrets.
Aug 21, 2014 03:15 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
Chemical signature of ancient star suggests it incorporated material blasted into space by a supernova explosion from huge star in early universe.
Aug 20, 2014 06:01 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have gotten an unprecedented look into two beautiful stellar nurseries, revealing a dramatic display of glowing gases and some of the most massive -- and violent -- stars in the Milky Way. Continue reading →
Aug 15, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
A swarm of twinkling old stars on the outskirts of the Milky Way shines in a new view from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
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