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Apr 18, 2014 01:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could a sunset on Kepler-186f look like this? Continue reading →
Apr 17, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
About 500 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus lives a star, which, though smaller and redder than the sun, has a planet that may look awfully familiar.
Apr 9, 2014 04:20 PM ET // Jason Major
If you like planetary nebulae you may want to put a ring on this one. On second thoughts, it looks like this one's taken; it already has a ring! Continue reading →
Mar 31, 2014 04:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Saturday, the sun erupted with an X-class flare, knocking out radio communications for several minutes. Continue reading →
Mar 25, 2014 02:16 PM ET // Jason Major
NASA's new sunshade will shield the glare from distant suns, providing a better view of their planets. Continue reading →
Mar 19, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Mark Thompson
In the early hours of Thursday morning, asteroid 163 Erigone will pass directly in front of the bright star Regulus, blocking it from view -- and if you live on the U.S. East Coast, you can watch it happen!
Mar 13, 2014 11:04 AM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
From afar, the Orion Nebula looks peaceful, but deep inside its star-forming oven, true planet-killers lurk. Continue reading →
Mar 7, 2014 11:12 AM ET // Jason Major
A giant clump of carbon monoxide found around a nearby star hints at collisions between comets and the presence of a massive hidden planet. Continue reading →
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