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01.10.17
ESO will upgrade its Very Large Telescope to hunt for exoplanets
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ESO will upgrade its Very Large Telescope to hunt for exoplanets

The upgraded VLT will look for planets orbiting our neighboring star system, the Alpha Centauri.

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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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02.25.16
APEX telescope maps Milky Way's star-forming regions
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APEX telescope maps Milky Way's star-forming regions

With a bit of help from the Spitzer telescope and Planck satellite.

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09.24.15
Astronomers spot a mid-sized black hole
09.24.15

Astronomers spot a mid-sized black hole

We've only come across a half-dozen intermediate black holes. Well, after today's announcement, half-dozen plus one.

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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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06.09.15
Here's your clearest view yet of star formation in the early universe
06.09.15

Here's your clearest view yet of star formation in the early universe

Spotting anything at the edge of the known universe is difficult, but scientists have just managed...

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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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04.20.15
Dark matter is (probably) more complex than you think
04.20.15

Dark matter is (probably) more complex than you think

Scientists typically believe that dark matter, for all of its mystery, behaves in a simple way: if...

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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...

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