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Nov 6, 2015 03:05 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The SETI Institute has used a powerful radio array to 'listen' to KIC 8462852 -- but no artificial signals have been detected.
Nov 3, 2015 08:35 PM ET // Jason Major
The spooky 'Halloween Comet' of 2015 got its close-up radar snap-shot and astronomers now hope to figure out whether or not is is a dead comet.
Sep 16, 2015 04:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
After surveying some promising galactic candidates, an astronomer has concluded that there is little to no evidence for any super-advanced alien civilizations in our local universe.
Aug 1, 2015 07:14 PM ET // Jason Major
On July 25, 2015, the near-Earth asteroid 1999 JD6 -- a 'contact binary -- made its closest pass of Earth in at least over a century.
Jul 29, 2015 03:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
For the first time, astronomers have detected an aurora erupting beyond the solar system, giving us a profound glimpse at the magnetism surrounding a brown dwarf, or 'failed star.'
Jul 20, 2015 01:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Monday, famed theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking announced the launch of a new $100 million effort to track down an alien civilization within the next decade.
Jun 19, 2015 01:48 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The prospect of measuring the mass of the most massive known objects in the universe would send most people into a cold sweat, but for astronomers it's all in a day's work.
Apr 7, 2015 01:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This is one of the finest examples of an Einstein ring spotted to date, but it wasn't observed by the Hubble Space Telescope, this stunning example of general relativity in action was captured by the world's most powerful ground based observatory.
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