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Either Stars are Strange, or There Are 234 Aliens Trying to Contact Us

Astronomers have found 234 stars that are acting suspiciously like signals sent by extra-terrestrials.

4 years ago

Seeking the Summer Solstice

Today marks the June solstice, as the Sun passes highest in the sky for observers across the northern hemisphere. Here's…

4 years ago

Watch Mercury Transit the Sun in Multiple Wavelengths

No one had a better view of the transit of Mercury across the Sun than the space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory,…

4 years ago

A Star With A Disk Of Water Ice? Meet HD 100546

Water ice in a disk surrounding a star might seem out of place, but the ice might be essential to…

4 years ago

New Horizons Did Amazing Work Before Even Arriving At Pluto

New Horizons collected 3 years of data during it's mission to Pluto and beyond, and that data is telling us…

4 years ago

Solar Storms Ignite Aurora On Jupiter

In 2011, a coronal mass ejection reached Jupiter and produced x-ray auroras hundreds of times brighter than Earth's auroras.

4 years ago

Sun-Like Star Shows Magnetic Field Was Key For Early Life On Earth

By studying the star Kappa Ceti, researchers have determined that the young Sun in our solar system was a much…

4 years ago

The Solar Heliospheric Observatory at 20

Flashback to 1995: Clinton was in the White House, Star Trek Voyager premiered, we all carried pagers in the pre-mobile…

5 years ago

Kicking Off Eclipse Season: Our Guide to the September 13th Partial Solar Eclipse

Eclipse season 2 of 2 for 2015 is nigh this weekend, book-ended by a partial solar eclipse on September 13th,…

5 years ago

The Journey of Light, From the Stars to Your Eyes

This week, millions of people will turn their eyes to the skies in anticipation of the 2015 Perseid meteor shower. But what happens on less…

5 years ago