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Nov 19, 2015 09:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
While measuring the speed of stars whirling around a nearby dwarf galaxy, astronomers have realized that a reservoir of dark matter may be lurking within.
Dec 3, 2014 03:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Dust gets everywhere, particularly around young stars. But when it comes to the presence of dust in their interplanetary environments, many mature sun-like stars are very house-proud. 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 →
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 →
Aug 4, 2014 03:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
One of Jupiter's moons has unleashed a series of huge volcanic eruptions over a hellish 2 week period that were so bright they could be studied in detail by ground based observatories. Continue reading →
Jul 28, 2014 01:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The construction phase of the world's biggest optical telescope has begun atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Continue reading →
Apr 1, 2014 12:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A massive black hole has, for the first time, revealed its bling -- a string of star clusters arranged like a stellar String of Pearls. Continue reading →
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