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Manhattanhenge: A New York City Sunset

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 2014-07-12 09:51

This coming Saturday, if it is clear, well placed New Yorkers can


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M106 Across the Spectrum

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 2014-07-11 07:51

The spiral arms of bright, active galaxy M106 sprawl through this


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OCO-2 Night Launch

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Thu, 2014-07-10 18:51

OCO-2 Night Launch


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Along the Cygnus Wall

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Wed, 2014-07-09 16:51

The prominent ridge of emission featured in


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NGC 4651: The Umbrella Galaxy

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Tue, 2014-07-08 14:51

Spiral galaxy NGC 4651 is a mere 62 million light-years distant,


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Wolf Rayet Star 124: Stellar Wind Machine

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Tue, 2014-07-08 01:51

Some stars explode in slow motion.


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Peculiar Elliptical Galaxy Centaurus A

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 2014-07-06 23:51

What's happened to the center of this galaxy?


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Galaxy Cove Vista Revisited

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 2014-07-05 21:51

To see a vista like this takes patience, hiking, and a camera.


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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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