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01.25.16
Hubble shows some of the galaxy's biggest, brightest stars
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Hubble shows some of the galaxy's biggest, brightest stars

Some are so intense that they'll go supernova within a few million years.

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11.30.15
Black hole ejects massive energy jet after devouring a star
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Black hole ejects massive energy jet after devouring a star

Nothing good happened to a star that ventured too close to a supermassive black hole.

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11.24.15
That star's 'alien megastructure' is likely just a swarm of comets
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That star's 'alien megastructure' is likely just a swarm of comets

It's tempting to think that an unusual star is enveloped by alien satellites, but the truth is likely far more pedestrian.

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10.21.15
Astronomers find the first planet known to orbit a white dwarf
10.21.15

Astronomers find the first planet known to orbit a white dwarf

Astronomers have spotted a planet slowly being eradicated by a dying star.

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10.15.15
A swarm of alien satellites may explain one star's strange behavior
10.15.15

A swarm of alien satellites may explain one star's strange behavior

Scientists say it's still a long shot, but it's a theory worth considering in this case.

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08.27.15
The Big Picture: A nebula with the grace of a butterfly
08.27.15

The Big Picture: A nebula with the grace of a butterfly

The Hubble Space Telescope team has captured a stunning snapshot of the Twin Jet Nebula's unique patterns.

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04.20.15
Here's how the largest galaxies die
04.20.15

Here's how the largest galaxies die

Like it or not, all galaxies will eventually die. But have you wondered just how they meet their g...

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