This year has been filled with weird space stories, here are some of our favorites.
How low can you go? Astronomers have found a star with an incredibly low concentration of heavy elements that still has a sizable planet around it — the most metal-poor star ever discovered with an orbiting, rocky planet.
When it comes to studying planets beyond the solar system, more is indeed merrier, especially when the results clear up a long-standing mystery.
Jupiter's Big Red Spot is the largest example of a long-lived storm in the solar system, but now it has some pretty stiff competition in another star system.
The Kepler planet-hunting spacecraft is 'working really well' despite changing its techniques due to mechanical problems.
A broken-up comet likely made star KIC 8462852 look strange, a new study suggests.
Astronomers have found a rocky planet orbiting a small star that is within easy telescope views from Earth.
With more than 1,000 confirmed planets discovered by the Kepler space telescope alone, deciding which ones are 'habitable' is an overwhelming prospect -- but there could soon be a way.
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