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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.
Sep 10, 2014 12:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The "lithium problem" has been a quandary for astronomers for decades, but now, with the help of one of the world's most powerful observatories, we've discovered that the puzzle isn't exclusive to stars inside the Milky Way. Continue reading →
Aug 28, 2014 04:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Approximately 10 million years ago, a nearby cluster of stars erupted as a violent series of supernovae and, according to new observations, the million degree plasma from these powerful detonations surround the solar system today. Continue reading →
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