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SN 1006 Supernova Remnant

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 2014-07-18 22:51

A new star, likely the brightest supernova


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Spotty Sunrise over Brisbane

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Thu, 2014-07-17 20:51

In this composite cityscape,


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Noctilucent Clouds over London

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Wed, 2014-07-16 18:51

This scene from the early morning hours


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Gliese 832c: The Closest Potentially Habitable Exoplanet

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Tue, 2014-07-15 16:51

This planet is only 16 light years away -- could it harbor life?


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Iridescent Clouds over Thamserku

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:51

Why would a cloud appear to be different colors?


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J1502+1115: A Triple Black Hole Galaxy

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Mon, 2014-07-14 01:51

Most galaxies contain one supermassive black hole -- why does this galaxy have three?


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Manhattanhenge: A New York City Sunset

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 2014-07-12 10:51

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


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Supervolcanoes once erupted on Mars

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Wed, 2013-10-02 13:09
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 14:50
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 14:19
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 12:47
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 10:17
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 16:23
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 15:10
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 15:10
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 13:39
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 12:30
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 12:41
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 12:54
Almost twice as ancient, star gives glimpse of sun's future
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Titan becomes even more enigmatic

Science News: Atom & Cosmos - Wed, 2013-08-28 13:40
Thick, rigid crust of ice encases Saturn's largest moon, perplexing scientists
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