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05.01.16
Scientists find a tailless comet from Earth's early days
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Scientists find a tailless comet from Earth's early days

The rocky body got kicked to the edge of the Solar System billions of years ago.

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06.18.15
Astronomers find evidence of oldest stars in ancient galaxy
06.18.15

Astronomers find evidence of oldest stars in ancient galaxy

For the longest time, Population III stars, which formed in the very early years of the universe,...

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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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03.08.15
Mars once had enough water to form a large ocean
03.08.15

Mars once had enough water to form a large ocean

You probably know that Mars hasn't always been so barren, but have you wondered what it was like i...

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02.01.15
The Big Picture: The mouth of an interstellar beast
02.01.15

The Big Picture: The mouth of an interstellar beast

While Hubble certainly has the advantage out there in low Earth orbit, its ground-based counterpar...

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06.23.14
The Big Picture: Sauron in the stars
06.23.14

The Big Picture: Sauron in the stars

Nope, that isn't a grainy leaked photo from a new Lord of the Rings spin-off up above; it's actual...

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06.25.13
Astronomers find three planets in Gliese 667C's habitable zone
06.25.13

Astronomers find three planets in Gliese 667C's habitable zone

Astronomers have a good day when they detect one planet inside a star system's habitable zone. A m...

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11.14.12
University of Montreal detects an orbitless planet, shows that stars don't have an iron grip (video)
11.14.12

University of Montreal detects an orbitless planet, shows that stars don't have an iron grip (video)

Astronomers have long theorized that there are many planets that have drifted away from their home...

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06.28.12
Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling
06.28.12

Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling

Astronomers in Chile using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope are now able t...

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