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Feb 25, 2015 01:10 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have discovered an out-of-place supermassive black hole -- 12 billion times more massive than the sun -- that inexplicably formed when the universe was less than 900 million years old.
Feb 16, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Amateur astronomers gazing at Mars discovered gigantic plumes soaring more than 125 miles above the planet’s surface, a phenomenon that so far defies explanation.
Feb 13, 2015 12:30 PM ET
Most of us kind of get that the Earth is spinning and lots of other stuff out there is doing the same. Fair enough, but ... WHY?
Feb 3, 2015 09:00 AM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
The intrepid eye on the sky could continue functioning through 2020, and even beyond, say scientists.
Jan 30, 2015 10:20 AM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
A new three dimensional model of the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant provides insights into how these massive explosions occur.
Jan 29, 2015 05:19 AM ET
A recent asteroid flyby might freak some of us out a little bit, even though it was no danger to Earth. It turns out that kind of thing happens all the time.
Jan 23, 2015 12:10 PM ET
Ceres is an embryonic planet that had the misfortune of seeing Jupiter crush its dreams of becoming a legit planet on its own. But the more scientists learn about the plucky dwarf, the more they like it.
Jan 23, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Geoff Gaherty, Space.com
On Friday night, observers all across North America will witness a rare event (weather permitting).
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