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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 13, 2014 05:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
No matter how advances a hypothetical extraterrestrial civilization becomes, they will still generate a heat signature that we may be able to detect. Continue reading →
Jul 24, 2014 02:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A comet, that was once thought to be an asteroid, has shown its true colors and unfurled a beautifully bright tail as it makes close approach with the sun. Continue reading →
Mar 7, 2014 03:31 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There's no evidence for the existence of Planet X, despite a NASA space telescope’s best efforts to track it down.
Mar 3, 2014 12:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NEOWISE has discovered its first comet since the NASA mission was rebooted, but this 'dirty snowball' is a little... different. Continue reading →
Dec 19, 2013 04:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) is back in the business of tracking down near-Earth objects after a two-year sabbatical. Continue reading →
Dec 3, 2013 03:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In a galaxy far, far away, two black holes have been spotted, trapped in a gravitational dance that can only end when they collide and merge as one. Continue reading →
Oct 17, 2013 11:52 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The meteor that slammed into the skies over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February shocked the world -- how many other tiny asteroid threats are out there? Continue reading →