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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Oldest ever: 5 planets found orbiting an 11.2-billion-year-old sun

     Oldest ever: 5 planets found orbiting an 11.2-billion-year-old sun
    The oldest planetary system ever found has been spotted by astronomers. The ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets are about 11.2 billion years old.
  • Is ET phoning Earth? Not so fast ...

    Is ET phoning Earth? Not so fast ...
    Australian astronomers picked up an “alien” radio burst from space in real time last year, but say the chances of it coming from a sentient source are slim to none. It’s not the first radio blast picked up by terrestrials here on...

    Asteroid to make near-Earth pass Monday night

    Asteroid to make near-Earth pass Monday night
    A mountainous asteroid will make a near-Earth pass Monday night, giving us a preview of an event that could have our descendants sweating, the Los Angeles Times reports. Asteroid 2004 BL86, about five football fields wide, will come within 745,000 miles...

    Mountain of an asteroid will be visible from Earth tonight

    Mountain of an asteroid will be visible from Earth tonight
    A mountainous asteroid will make a near-Earth pass Monday night, giving us a preview of an event that could have our descendants sweating. Asteroid 2004 BL86, about five football fields wide, will come within 745,000 miles of Earth -- about three...

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on Pluto

    Pluto, get ready for your close-up. After traveling nine years across more than 3 billion miles of space, a spacecraft the size of a grand piano is about to give humanity its first high-resolution view of the dwarf planet that's about two-thirds the...