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Astronomy and Astrophysics

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  • Meet Kepler-186f, the most 'Earth-like' planet ever found

    Meet Kepler-186f, the most 'Earth-like' planet ever found
    Sifting through observations from tens of thousands of distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for...
  • Full lunar eclipse: 'Blood moon' photos light up social media

    Full lunar eclipse: 'Blood moon' photos light up social media
    The first lunar eclipse of 2014 — known as "blood moon" — is lighting up social media tonight as people post photos of the moon and the eclipse. Large crowd descended on the Griffith Observatory to look at the eclipse. They posted a...
  • Lunar eclipse: Viewer celebrates a birthday and a 'blood moon'

    Lunar eclipse: Viewer celebrates a birthday and a 'blood moon'
    Johanna Huerta will usher in her 30th birthday early Tuesday with the “blood moon.” Huerta, 29, of South Los Angeles, was one of hundreds of people who descended on the Griffith Observatory on Monday night awaiting the first total eclipse of...
  • Total lunar eclipse: Many ways to watch 'blood moon' live

    Total lunar eclipse: Many ways to watch 'blood moon' live
    You don't have to go to the Griffith Observatory or other prime watching spot to view the first total lunar eclipse of 2014. Numerous "blood moon" video streams are available on the Web. The Griffith Observatory will be streaming the event live from the...
  • Lunar eclipse: Crowds descend on observatory for 'blood moon'

    Lunar eclipse: Crowds descend on observatory for 'blood moon'
    Bob Alborzian was a child when his father first showed him the Milky Way galaxy through the lens of a telescope, leading to a lifelong love of astronomy. Now 69, Alborzian was on hand with his own homemade telescope Monday night at the Griffith...
  • Wonder what you missed with the blood moon? NASA shows you ...

    Wonder what you missed with the blood moon? NASA shows you ...
    NASA released a photo of this morning's blood moon -- a total lunar eclipse -- that we in Hampton Roads didn't get to see because of cloudy skies. The blood moon gets its name for the amber hue cast into the Earth's shadow and onto the lunar surface...
  • Full lunar eclipse: Few selfies, but many 'blood moon' photos hit Web

    Full lunar eclipse: Few selfies, but many 'blood moon' photos hit Web
    They came with iPhones, iPads, digital cameras and even some film cameras -- ready to capture the "blood moon," the first full lunar eclipse of 2014. Hundreds converged on Griffith Observatory, which has a prime view. Here are some photos of the...
  • Earth-sized planet found orbiting in a habitable zone

    Sifting through observations from more than 100,000 distant stars, astronomers say they have discovered the first definitive Earth-sized planet that orbits in a habitable zone where water could exist in liquid form — a necessary condition for life...
  • Stunning photos recall the magic of Comet ISON's journey

    It's been five months since Comet ISON disintegrated after its close encounter with the sun, but skywatchers on Earth are still savoring its captivating journey. The comet's million-year journey from the Oort cloud to the center of the solar system...
  • For first time ever, two rings are spotted encircling an asteroid

    For first time ever, two rings are spotted encircling an asteroid
    Scientists have discovered a double ring system around an icy, dark asteroid in the outer solar system. The discovery marks the first time rings have been found around any object that is not a planet. The findings were published Wednesday in the journal...
  • Check It Out: Science on the tube

    Science is pretty amazing. By studying the world and the infinite space around us, science sets us down the road to discover who we are, where we've come from and where we're going. However, most scientific discussions can be difficult to comprehend for...