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Jul 29, 2015 06:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Lithium has been detected in stellar material blasting away from an exploding star, possibly revealing the source of the basic element in young stars, thereby solving a mystery that has perplexed astronomers for decades.
Jul 27, 2015 12:45 PM ET // Alakananda Mookerjee, Icarus Interstellar
In September, the collective energy of a galaxy of deep-space mavens, futurists, technologists, engineers, and enthusiasts will converge on a Philadelphia university campus to try to meet humanity's interstellar challenge.
Jul 27, 2015 03:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The most dense galaxies known to exist in our universe have been discovered by 2 undergraduate students while looking through years of archival data.
Jul 6, 2015 01:24 PM ET // Sarah Lewin, Space.com
Japanese scientists say they have a shooting-star secret formula that they hope to eject from a satellite to create on-demand meteor showers.
Jul 4, 2015 12:39 PM ET // Sarah Lewin, Space.com
A new cosmic portrait taken at an observatory in Chile reveals a cluster of blue and white stars.
Jun 25, 2015 01:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers may have discovered an exoplanet that has found the elixir to planetary youth, knocking billions of years off its age.
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.
Jun 5, 2015 01:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Three supernovae have been found erupting alone in the depths of 'intracluster' space -- a cosmic first.
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