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Jan 26, 2015 05:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you thought Saturn's ring system was impressive, spare a thought for the rings surrounding this giant exoplanet -- the rings of J1407b are so big that they eclipse the massive world's host star!
Jan 21, 2015 12:40 PM ET // Calla Cofield, SPACE.com
Scientists are finding more evidence of a galactic 'skeleton' lurking inside the appendages of the Milky Way, and studying these massive 'bones' could help researchers get a better idea of what our galaxy looks like from the outside.
Jan 13, 2015 10:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Today, for the first time ever, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has officially opened its worldwide public contest to name a selection of well-known exoplanets.
Jan 5, 2015 11:40 AM ET
With super-bright stars everywhere in the universe, how come it's so dark-looking out there? Julian has some stretchy facts about space and light to help you understand this seeming paradox.
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 24, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The Discovery Channel Telescope at Lowell Observatory in Arizona is online and giving the world a brand new look into the furthest-most reaches of our universe.
Dec 19, 2014 02:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which views the cosmos in infrared light, has taken a fresh look at the beautiful Flame Nebula, revealing some fascinating features that would otherwise remain invisible.
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