The Geminid meteor shower over Russian Far East

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Set Your Alarms Now for the Geminid Meteor Shower

The best views will come very early in the morning on Friday, Dec. 14.

New Gravitational Wave Events From Black Holes

What was so elusive for so long is now almost commonplace.

Two Dying Stars Are Behaving Very Strangely
The objects, circling in a pinwheel of death, are behaving like star…
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Two More Mysterious Rogue Planets Found
With no stars to illuminate them, rogues are mostly great big unknow…
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Black Holes Could Create Zombie Stars
Under the right conditions, a white dwarf could come to life right b…
Scientists Discover Four Giant Planets Orbiting Newborn Star

These newly-discovered planets are the largest ever found around such a young star.

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Scientists Find More Than a Dozen Stars Visiting Us From Another Galaxy

Using the Gaia satellite, a group of researchers found several stars in our own galaxy that likely came from another.

We're Close To Confirming the Very First Exomoon

If confirmed, this strong candidate would open up new vistas in astronomy.

Japan's Space Agency Landed Bouncing Rovers on an Asteroid

The rovers are a redemption story for a plan that went awry a decade ago.

Black Hole Caught In A Stellar Homicide
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Cosmic Oddity Challenges What We Know About Pulsars

Emissions like this have never been seen from a collapsed star before.

Greetings From Vulcan? Planet Discovered Orbiting the Star of Spock's Homeworld in "Star Trek"

Astronomers find an exoplanet around the same star that Vulcan orbits in Star Trek canon.

Black Holes Reignite Dead Stars and Turn Them Into Zombies

For a brief, glimmering instance, the dead star can rise.

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Gaseous Streamers Flutter in Stellar Breeze
The Milky Way Died 7 Billion Years Ago And Came Back To Life

The gases of stars tell a fascinating history.

Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe Orbit the Milky Way

Galaxies right on our cosmic doorstep likely formed at the end of the universe's Dark Ages, more than 13 billion years ago.

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Here's How to See August 2018's Perseid Meteor Shower

Peak viewing will take place the night of August 12.

Kickstarting Life on an Exoplanet Requires the Right Amount of UV Light

A new study outlines a holistic view on how life might arise on exoplanets, and the habitable zone might not be enough.

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New Planet "Fingerprint" System Will Help Find Habitable Exoplanets

Researchers are using the planets of our diverse solar system to understand what's beyond.