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May 27, 2015 12:36 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In this mesmerizing view of a stellar nursery by the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, a stunning celebration is underway.
May 27, 2015 02:30 PM ET // Donna A. Dulo, Icarus Interstellar
Guest article: Borg-like assimilation may not be an interstellar reality, but having a resilient software system is essential to ensure your starship can cope with any scenario in the depths of space.
May 14, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Astronomers may have solved the decades-long cosmic murder mystery of what kills most galaxies in the universe: They are strangled to death, so they can no longer create new stars.
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 13, 2015 09:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers studying stars like our sun that are known to generate powerful 'superflares' have also discovered that these superflares are likely associated with monster 'starspots.'
May 8, 2015 09:25 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Andromeda galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way, is sporting a massive halo of hot gas spanning a million light-years into intergalactic space.
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.
May 4, 2015 08:15 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star.
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