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Aug 28, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists believe they have spotted a rocky planet in the making around a young, sun-like star 1,200 light years away in the constellation Vela.
Aug 26, 2014 06:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The coolest brown dwarf discovered so far appears to have water clouds in its atmosphere, giving this sub-stellar object a very planet like characteristic. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2014 05:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tonight, the state of Hawaii is facing the first hurricane to make landfall on its islands since 1950. But Hurricane Iselle is only the first of a two that is cause for concern — Hurricane Julio following only a few … Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2014 04:20 PM ET // Jason Major
As hurricanes take aim at Hawaii, astronomers in Hawaii aimed their telescopes at storms raging on another planet: distant Uranus. Continue reading →
Jun 19, 2014 03:21 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Groundbreakings are usually sedate affairs -- not so when it comes to laying the foundation for the biggest optical/infrared telescope in the world. Continue reading →
May 23, 2014 03:57 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Conventional thinking suggests that the most massive black holes possess a ringed doughnut-shaped torus of gas and dust trapped in orbit around them. But if we know one thing about black holes, they're anything but conventional. Continue reading →
May 22, 2014 01:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has uncovered the darkest cloud of interstellar dust and gas ever seen; it is so dense that even background infrared radiation is blocked, casting an ominous interstellar shadow. Continue reading →
May 21, 2014 11:49 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Around 7,500 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Carina (The Keel), lies a loosely-bound collection of stars that are as beautiful as they are useful. Continue reading →
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