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Nov 10, 2014 02:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Welcome to the Oyster Nebula, a lumpy cloud of plasma with a pulsating pearl in its core. Continue reading →
Nov 4, 2014 06:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers were excited for a massive cloud of gas to fall into the black hole at the center of our galaxy, but it survived to tell the tale. What happened? Continue reading →
Oct 21, 2014 01:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As galaxies mature, they stop forming stars -- but why? Now astronomers are hot on the trail of finding the culprit. Continue reading →
Oct 15, 2014 05:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Like a bully running around the playground stealing smaller kids' lunch money, our Milky Way galaxy has been ransacking nearby dwarf galaxies, stealing their precious star-forming gases. Continue reading →
Oct 2, 2014 04:30 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The Milky Way may be home to some 3,000 extraterrestrial civilizations but the vast distances between our galactic cousins will make contact extremely rare, a new study concludes.
Oct 2, 2014 12:56 PM ET
There's nothing in the universe that isn't moving -- even us. Trace tries to slow things down long enough to calculate just how fast we little humans, even when seated, are flying through space.
Sep 22, 2014 10:06 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The likelihood that a South Pole-based telescope detected elusive gravitational waves earlier this year has just taken another nosedive. Continue reading →
Sep 17, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A surprisingly massive black hole has been discovered in the core of a small, compact galaxy -- a finding that appears to be a weird cosmic contradiction.
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