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11.22.16
Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe
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Astronomers have found the roundest object in the universe

The star, Kepler 11145123, is the closest celestial body to a perfect sphere we've ever observed.

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07.03.16
Astronomers scan for disappearing stars
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Astronomers scan for disappearing stars

They're hopeful that this will be a hint of intelligent alien life, but it could also offer insight into quasars.

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06.07.16
Listen to the sounds of the Milky Way galaxy's oldest stars
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Listen to the sounds of the Milky Way galaxy's oldest stars

Scientists have created 'music' from the oscillations of stars 13 billion years old.

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04.01.16
Unique white dwarf will help clarify what happens to dying stars
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Unique white dwarf will help clarify what happens to dying stars

With an atmosphere made of oxygen, it's the first of its kind. And a mystery.

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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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08.11.15
ICYMI: 3D-printed telescope, bird drone and more
08.11.15

ICYMI: 3D-printed telescope, bird drone and more

An open-source, 3D-printed telescope is being offered by the Open Space Agency so that hobbyists of all stripes can easily share their discoveries. The BionicBird drone flies by legit flapping its wings and our own jabberjays to torment Katniss cannot be far behind.

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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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06.01.15
The Big Picture: Hubble peeks at the Milky Way's densest star cluster
06.01.15

The Big Picture: Hubble peeks at the Milky Way's densest star cluster

Some parts of space are a little more crowded than others. The Arches Cluster, located 25,000 ligh...

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