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Nov 20, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A strange flow of charged hydrogen atoms around an exoplanet turns out to be stellar winds from its parent star.
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 5, 2014 03:40 PM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Starry Night Education
Autumn is the best season of the year for astronomical observing, here are some deep-space cosmic stunners waiting to be found.
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 →
Oct 27, 2014 09:50 AM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
The expanding fireball of a nova explosion has been observed in unprecedented detail for the first time.
Oct 22, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet.
Oct 22, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Heath Rezabek, Icarus Interstellar
This Fall, interstellar aspirations seem to be in the air with the release of the movie Interstellar and game Civilization: Beyond Earth -- what does this tell us about society?
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