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  • Charles Townes, physicist who invented the laser, dies at 99

    Charles Townes, the Columbia University physicist who transformed modern society with his invention of the maser and the laser, receiving the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics for his effort, has died. He was 99.
  • 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. Until now, scientists weren’t certain that rocky planets could have formed so long ago,...

    Asteroid that brushed past Earth had a small moon in tow

    Asteroid that brushed past Earth had a small moon in tow
    The asteroid that flew past Earth on Monday was not traveling alone. As you can clearly see in the image above, it was accompanied by its very own mini-moon.  The picture was taken by NASA's Deep Space Network antenna at the Goldstone complex in...

    As Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, things start to look 'rough'

    As Dawn spacecraft closes in on Ceres, things start to look 'rough'
    Eat your heart out, Hubble! NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is in the home stretch of its journey to Ceres and has snapped the best images yet of the dwarf planet. Grainy as they are, the new views of the 590-mile-wide world are already turning up unexpected...

    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...