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Apr 28, 2014 02:14 PM ET // Jason Major
Energy from newborn stars blasts out into space, illuminating the shrouds of material they were born in, as a new image shows. Continue reading →
Jan 22, 2014 01:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers analyzing data from the now defunct Herschel infrared space observatory have made a huge discovery deep inside the asteroid belt -- Ceres, the largest body in the region, is generating plumes of water vapor. Continue reading →
Dec 18, 2013 01:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers scoping-out the vicinity of the famous star Fomalhaut have discovered that its mysterious stellar sister is also sporting a rather attractive ring of comets.
May 22, 2013 01:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The mother of all cosmic collisions has been spotted between two galaxies containing a total of 400 billion stars, igniting the birth of 2,000 new stars per year! Continue reading →
Apr 29, 2013 01:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The 1 billion Euro space observatory has run out of coolant, forcing its optics offline -- It has, in effect, gone blind. Continue reading →
Apr 9, 2013 03:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, the European Herschel space observatory has spied an old subgiant star sporting a dusty disk of debris -- a feature usually associated with young stars. ->
Jan 30, 2013 01:20 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A scientific gamble helped astronomers estimate the mass of the protoplanetary disk surrounding the famous star TW Hydrae. ->
Sep 22, 2011 04:09 AM ET // Jason Major
Saturn's moon Enceladus has turned out to be quite the overachiever among moons in our solar system -- it pours rain onto Saturn.