Astronomy

06.28.15
Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds
06.28.15

Telescope filter helps spot Earth-like alien worlds

In the hunt for planets around distant stars, the stars themselves are often the worst enemy. They...

By J. Fingas,   06.28.15
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05.28.15
This telescope is really just 10 Canon lenses strapped together
05.28.15

This telescope is really just 10 Canon lenses strapped together

Hunting for extremely dim galaxies is especially difficult with single-lens telescopes. That's bec...

By A. Tarantola,   05.28.15
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05.12.15
Jupiter's moon Europa might be coated in irradiated sea salt
05.12.15

Jupiter's moon Europa might be coated in irradiated sea salt

Astronomers have spent more than a decade trying to identify the dark substance erupting from geol...

By A. Tarantola,   05.12.15
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04.27.15
Scientists spot runaway galaxies
04.27.15

Scientists spot runaway galaxies

It's well established that runaway stars and planets are a cosmic reality, but runaway galaxies?...

By J. Fingas,   04.27.15
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04.13.15
Supernovae suggest the universe is growing slower than expected
04.13.15

Supernovae suggest the universe is growing slower than expected

Don't look now, but what you know about the universe's growth might have been turned on its ear....

By J. Fingas,   04.13.15
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04.09.15
The building blocks of life found orbiting another star
04.09.15

The building blocks of life found orbiting another star

Looks like NASA's Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan may have over-estimated how long it would take to f...

By A. Tarantola,   04.09.15
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03.20.15
Total solar eclipse coincides with supermoon and spring equinox
03.20.15

Total solar eclipse coincides with supermoon and spring equinox

The end is nigh, Engadget readers: a triumvirate of celestial events is happening simultaneously....

By T. Seppala,   03.20.15
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03.16.15
The Milky Way galaxy is full of ripples (and larger than you think)
03.16.15

The Milky Way galaxy is full of ripples (and larger than you think)

When you picture the Milky Way galaxy, you probably imagine a relatively flat disc. Well, you may...

By J. Fingas,   03.16.15
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03.11.15
Here's an unprecedented peek into an interstellar nursery
03.11.15

Here's an unprecedented peek into an interstellar nursery

This is where stars are born. Nearly 30 infant blue-white stars (100,000 times brighter and 50 tim...

By A. Tarantola,   03.11.15
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