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May 22, 2015 01:28 PM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
An ongoing act of cosmic cannibalism may be responsible for the strange appearance and unprecedented behavior of a gigantic star nicknamed Nasty 1.
May 15, 2015 09:28 AM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
Astronomers get a first look at the conditions that may have led to the creation of most star clusters.
May 14, 2015 09:47 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers studying the globular star clusters orbiting the giant elliptical galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) have stumbled upon a fascinating discovery -- the clusters are too massive.
May 5, 2015 10:20 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have revealed wild atmospheric changes on a well studied exoplanet -- changes that could be driven by extreme volcanic activity.
Apr 21, 2015 03:31 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This beautiful portrait of our nearest star was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), picking out the powerful and elegant loops of magnetized plasma reaching high into the sun's corona.
Apr 9, 2015 04:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have taken a census of distant spiral galaxies to help us understand what our Milky Way may have looked like in the distant past, also providing us with an invaluable look at the evolution of our own solar system.
Apr 8, 2015 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have found complex organic molecules in a planet-forming disk of gas, dust and ice swirling around a very young star, evidence that the building blocks for life may be common in the universe.
Mar 5, 2015 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A ravaged star, having survived its partner's supernova explosion, is being flung out of the Milky Way at record speeds.
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