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NEOWISE Spots a “Weirdo” Comet

NASA's NEOWISE mission -- formerly known as just WISE -- has identified the first comet of its new near-Earth object…

8 years ago

New Technique Finds Water in Exoplanet Atmospheres

As more and more exoplanets are identified and confirmed by various observational methods, the still-elusive "holy grail" is the discovery…

8 years ago

Runaway Star Shocks the Galaxy!

That might seem like a sensational headline worthy of a supermarket tabloid but, taken in context, it's exactly what's happening…

8 years ago

Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole is a Sloppy Eater

Like most galaxies, our Milky Way has a dark monster in its middle: an enormous black hole with the mass…

8 years ago

A Mega-Merger of Massive Galaxies Caught in the Act

Even though the spacecraft has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant necessary to observe the infrared energy of the…

9 years ago

Cassini Says “Senkyo Very Much”

In this image acquired on January 5, Cassini's near-infrared vision pierced Titan's opaque clouds to get a glimpse of the…

9 years ago

Lighting Up Andromeda’s Coldest Rings

Cold rings of dust are illuminated in this image taken by Herschel's Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) instrument. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/B.…

9 years ago

So. Many. Stars…

Infrared image of globular cluster 47 Tucanae (NGC 104) captured by ESO’s VISTA telescope. "My god, it's full of stars!" said…

9 years ago

Combining Light to Reveal Monster Black Holes

NGC 3627 glows in the combined light of Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer and the Very Large Telescope in this image. Astronomers…

9 years ago

The Brightest Galaxies in the Universe Were Invisible… Until Now

Hubble images of six of the starburst galaxies first found by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory (Keck data shown below each…

9 years ago