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Milky Way over Yellowstone

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Tue, 2014-09-02 23:51

The Milky Way was not created by an evaporating lake.


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Flying Past Neptune's Moon Triton

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Mon, 2014-09-01 08:51

What would it look like to fly past Triton, the largest moon of planet Neptune?


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Arp 188 and the Tadpole's Tail

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 2014-08-31 19:51

Why does this galaxy have such a long tail?


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Mercury's Transit: An Unusual Spot on the Sun

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 2014-08-30 17:51

What's that dot on the Sun?


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The Spectre of Veszprem

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 2014-08-29 15:51

The city of Veszprem, Hungary was only briefly haunted by


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Comet Jacques, Heart and Soul

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Thu, 2014-08-28 00:51

On July 13th, a good place to watch


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NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

Spitzer Space Telescope - Wed, 2014-08-27 19:00
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.
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Venus and Jupiter at Dawn

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Wed, 2014-08-27 11:51

On Monday morning, Venus and Jupiter gathered close in


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Supervolcanoes once erupted on Mars

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Wed, 2013-10-02 12:09
Giant eruptions billions of years ago left behind huge craters
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News in Brief: Maps reveal clouds on distant exoplanet

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Tue, 2013-10-01 13:50
Astronomers chart the atmosphere of Kepler-7b
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Curiosity gets the dirt on Mars

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-26 13:19
Rover completes analysis of first soil collected from Gale Crater
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Mars rover fails to find methane

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-19 11:47
Lack of gas in atmosphere argues against presence of life on Red Planet
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News in Brief: Cometlike crashes produce building blocks of life

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Mon, 2013-09-16 09:17
Amino acids in collision residue support importance of extraterrestrial impacts
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News in Brief: Eclipsing the sun, from Mars

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Fri, 2013-09-13 15:23
NASA rover catches silhouette of Martian moon
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Notorious 'Big G' gets a little larger

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-12 14:10
Gravitational constant is difficult to measure, but physicists calculate new number
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Notorious 'G' gets a little larger

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-12 14:10
Gravitational constant is difficult to measure, but physicists calculate new number
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At last, Voyager 1 slips into interstellar space

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-12 12:39
Solar blast data provides definitive evidence that spacecraft has cruised beyond the sun’s clutch
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Meteorite that fell last year contains surprising molecules

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Mon, 2013-09-09 11:30
Compounds in space rocks like the one that broke up over California may have helped seed life on Earth
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Radio telescope images reveal nebula's heart of carbon

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-09-05 11:41
ALMA takes detailed look at elements surrounding dying star
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The sun's older twin, 250 light-years away

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Thu, 2013-08-29 11:54
Almost twice as ancient, star gives glimpse of sun's future
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