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Jan 5, 2015 01:15 PM ET // Steele Wotkyns, Guest Contributor
Measuring the age of stars has been a notoriously difficult proposition, but now astronomers can pin down stellar chronology to a better precision than ever.
Jan 19, 2015 07:03 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
20 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope showed the world what has become one of the most famous images of our time -- here it is again, in glorious high-definition.
Dec 15, 2014 04:07 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have detected a huge array of exoplanets of different sizes -- now we are on the verge of detecting worlds of different shapes.
Nov 6, 2014 12:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Welcome to HL Tauri -- a star system that is just being born and the target of one of the most mind-blowing astronomical observations ever made. Continue reading →
Nov 6, 2014 03:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has completed a detailed survey of stars with dusty circumstellar disks -- but their stunning variety has been a surprise to astronomers.
Nov 4, 2014 06:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers were excited for a massive cloud of gas to fall into the black hole at the center of our galaxy, but it survived to tell the tale. What happened? Continue reading →
Nov 3, 2014 01:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The glow of starlight bouncing off interstellar dust grains have been surveyed for the first time, highlighting a possible complication for the search for habitable exoplanets. Continue reading →
Oct 27, 2014 03:14 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The morphology of a baby star's magnetic field is thought to impact the evolution of any planetary system -- and now astronomers have gained an insight to how complex these fields can be. Continue reading →
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