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“Optical Astronomy”

Apr 17, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Jason Major
Hot young stars blaze at the center of a vast cloud of interstellar hydrogen gas in this stunning new observation by the awesomely powerful MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory. Continue reading →
Nov 19, 2013 12:31 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Want to track the potential "Comet of the Century" as it travels through the inner solar system? Now's your chance. Continue reading →
Jun 22, 2012 04:09 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although it missed us by a few million miles, Arecibo Observatory has discovered the 500-meter wide asteroid is actually a one-kilometer wide asteroid.
Jul 16, 2012 12:31 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Astronomers found Pluto's fifth moon 34 years after finding its first.
Mar 31, 2012 05:01 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The space telescope photographs a beautiful spiral edge-on and astronomers notice its UFO-like qualities.
Apr 6, 2012 04:40 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
JWST's solid-state recorders have been installed, turning the telescope into a cosmic TiVo.
Jun 5, 2012 02:47 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
In 1882, photographs captured the Venus transit. Now, those photographs have been animated to re-play this historic event.
May 11, 2012 01:52 PM ET // Amy Shira Teitel
Don't let the name fool you, "super-Earths" have very little in common with our own planet.