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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more? [VIDEO]

    Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more? [VIDEO]
    Astronomers have spotted an Earth-like planet orbiting a single star in a two-star system, roughly 3,000 light-years away.  The newly found world is the second Earth-like planet to be observed in a compact binary star system, but its discovery...
  • Supermassive black hole creates awesome 'fireworks display' in space

    Supermassive black hole creates awesome 'fireworks display' in space
    Happy Fourth of July, space lovers! To help you celebrate the holiday, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory released this image of a galactic "fireworks display" in a galaxy 23 million light years away.  That crazy explosion of color and light in the...
  • Teens launch balloons to edge of space, and so the adventure begins

    Teens launch balloons to edge of space, and so the adventure begins
    High in the Eastern Sierra, a pack of huskies is howling in the shadow of snow-covered peaks. Drawn by their song, 10 teenage members of the Earth to Sky Calculus club break from their work and gather on a cabin deck. Before long, they're howling too....
  • 'Magic Island' may show Titan's oceans are hardly pacific

    'Magic Island' may show Titan's oceans are hardly pacific
    The sudden disappearance of a bright spot on a methane sea on Titan could add more proof that Saturn’s largest moon is a lot like Earth – just colder and gasier. Astronomers at Cornell University were flipping between radar images of...
  • 'Cosmos' recap: Science is more than a boys club

    'Cosmos' recap: Science is more than a boys club
    Ask most people to name a famous scientist and — assuming they don’t draw a blank — they will likely cite Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking or possibly Cosmos host Neil de Grasse Tyson. You know, someone with high name...
  • Hubble catches Jupiter's Great Red Spot in the act of shrinking

    Hubble catches Jupiter's Great Red Spot in the act of shrinking
    The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a little less great than it used to be. New images of the spot taken in April by the Hubble Space Telescope indicate that it’s about 10,250 miles across, according to Amy Simon, an expert on Jupiter’s...
  • Zip up your spacesuit for 'Destination Solar System'

    Zip up your spacesuit for 'Destination Solar System'
    If you dare go bare-legged to the Adler Planetarium’s new “Destination Solar System” movie presentation, you just might feel an otherworldly chill as your live space-tour guide Jesse rushes through the theater, grasping the piece of...
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 04/15/14

    Today's Birthday (04/15/14). Your creative year launches with today's Full Moon (Libra) lunar eclipse, impacting partnerships and agreements. You see newly what's important. Collaborate for good causes. Beautify your home this springtime, and invite...
  • New dwarf planet in the Oort cloud changes picture of solar system

    New dwarf planet in the Oort cloud changes picture of solar system
    Astronomers searching for the faintest glimmers of light beyond distant Pluto say they’ve discovered a new dwarf planet – and that this planetoid’s movements hint that an invisible giant planet perhaps 10 times the size of Earth could be...
  • New meteor shower may peak this week: Why we haven't seen it before

    New meteor shower may peak this week: Why we haven't seen it before
    There's a new meteor shower coming this week. Maybe! From midnight to dawn PDT on Saturday morning, Earth might pass through a stream of debris left in the wake of a comet hundreds of years ago. The result could be a spectacular light show with as...
  • Meteor shower a bust; 'models were clearly wrong'

    Meteor shower a bust; 'models were clearly wrong'
    A predicted "storm" of meteors overnight turned out to be mostly a bust, though some in the Midwest U.S. got a better glimpse of the shower than in the mid-Atlantic. The Earth was expected to pass through a debris trail left behind a comet that was...