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Dec 9, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
While monitoring our sun's extreme environment, the veteran Solar and Heliospheric Observatory has seen some weird and sometimes unexpected things.
Dec 4, 2015 05:07 PM ET // Danny Clemens, DSCOVRD
In a much-anticipated Wednesday ruling, the Supreme Court of Hawaii rescinded the building permit for the hotly contested Thirty Meter Telescope project.
Nov 18, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
For the first time, astronomers have directly observed a planet in the making.
Nov 16, 2015 12:28 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
We could find small planets close to Earth using a new technique being tested on our own sun.
Nov 10, 2015 03:10 PM ET // Mark Thompson
The Halloween 'dead comet' spooked the world with its abrupt appearance, why didn't we know about it earlier?
Sep 17, 2015 04:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Chile plays host to some of the most advanced observatories on the planet, but being located in a region where the skies are astronomically pristine can come at a price.
Jul 27, 2015 03:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The most dense galaxies known to exist in our universe have been discovered by 2 undergraduate students while looking through years of archival data.
Mike Simmons, President and Founder of the non-profit organization Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), gives Discovery News an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at an observing flight on board the world's biggest airborne infrared observatory.
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