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Oct 9, 2014 12:57 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Construction of what is billed to be the most advanced and optically powerful telescope on the planet got off to a rough start this week by protesters objecting to the observatory’s location at the summit of Mauna Kea, on Hawaii’s Big Island. Continue reading →
Oct 2, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor
A spectacular new photo shows a cluster of stars whose brightest objects form a triangle that has been likened to a flock of ducks in flight.
Sep 16, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist
On these late-summer evenings after the sun has set, look low in the southern sky for the classical Archer: the constellation Sagittarius.
Jul 30, 2014 01:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A double star system with misaligned protoplanetary disks around 450 light-years from Earth has been discovered, potentially explaining why some exoplanet orbits can be wildly eccentric. Continue reading →
Jul 28, 2014 01:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The construction phase of the world's biggest optical telescope has begun atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Continue reading →
Jul 2, 2014 12:46 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Behind the nebulous beauty of this newly-released portrait of a stellar nursery is a violent battle that will end only one way: The death of Gum 15. Continue reading →
Jun 30, 2014 03:26 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In the case of a newly-discovered exoplanet orbiting a star only 16 light-years away, although astronomers may call it 'habitable,' it's likely anything but. Continue reading →
Jun 26, 2014 02:55 PM ET // Megan Gannon, SPACE.com News Editor
Scientists are attempting to map Pluto's icy depths using old telescope data before a NASA spacecraft reaches the distant dwarf planet in 2015.
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