Check Out This Great View of Comet 96P Machholz, Courtesy of SOHO

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David Dickinson

Now’s the time to catch periodic Comet 96P Machholz on its encore dawn performance, before it slides out of view.

Earth-Sized Planet Found At One of the Lightest Red Dwarfs

Astronomers have found another Earth-sized planet. It's about 31 light-years away and orbits in the habitable zone of a red…

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Hubble’s New View of the Tarantula Nebula

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Face-on View of Galaxy NGC 4303 Reveals its Arms are Filled with Active Star Formation

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JWST Unexpectedly Finds a Small Asteroid During ‘Failed’ Observations

While astronomers and engineers were trying to calibrate one of the James Webb Space Telescope’s instruments last summer, they serendipitously…

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Rolls-Royce Space Reactor, Close Call in Orbit, Webb’s Back

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A.I. Finds a New Way to Build Multiple-Star Systems

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Astronomers use Earthquakes to Understand Glitches on Neutron Stars

A team of astronomers have used a model of earthquakes to understand glitches in the timing of pulsars. Their results…

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The James Webb May See the First Stars to Appear in the Universe

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Curiosity Finds Another Metal Meteorite on Mars

MSL Curiosity is going about its business exploring Mars. The high-tech rover is currently exploring the sulphate-bearing unit on Mt.…

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