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Universe Surprises Scientists With Rapid Expansion

It's moving almost 10 percent faster than scientists thought.

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Behind the Scenes of the First Black Hole Photo
Taking the first ever photo of a black hole required an incredible a…
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Gravitational Wave Observatory Gets $30M Upgrade
The observatory is capable of detecting tiny vibrations in the fabri…
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Hubble Has Suffered Another Malfunction
One of the telescope's cameras is offline, with no details on what h…
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Hawaii's Supreme Court Gives the Go-Ahead for Thirty Meter Telescope

After a decade of protests and controversy, the world's largest visible-light telescope may get built after all.

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Scientists Want to Build a Telescope the Size of Nebraska
The giant radio telescope, spread out over 200,000 antennas, will help astronomers find some of the most energetic particles in the uni…
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The Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope May Be Gone for Good

The spaceship is out of fuel and in sleep mode. It may not wake up.

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NASA Fixed Hubble the Same Way You Fix Your Computer

A swift kick is all it took to get Hubble working again.

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Another NASA Space Telescope Has Gone Offline

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory is suffering from the same hardware failure that took Hubble out last weekend.

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Hubble Telescope Put Into Safe Mode Following Gyroscope Failure

The nearly 30-year-old telescope is rapidly nearing its end of life.

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NASA's New Spacecraft Takes First Photo, Finds First Exoplanet
NASA's TESS spacecraft just took its first photo of the night sky, and researchers using that image have found a planet around another …
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Why the FBI Mysteriously Closed That New Mexico Observatory

An observatory in New Mexico was mysteriously closed this month while the FBI investigated and now we know why. No, it wasn't aliens.

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The FBI Mysteriously Close New Mexico Observatory

Staff have been evacuated and the FBI has sent agents and a Blackhawk helicopter to the site, without telling anyone what's going on.

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NASA's New Exoplanet-Hunting Satellite Picks Up a Comet

NASA's recently launched TESS satellite gave its cameras a test run by pointing them at a nearby comet.

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The Best Telescopes To Get Started in Stargazing

So you've decided to look for Saturn. What scope should you buy?

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For Just 2nd Time Ever, Meteor Hunters Recover Chunks of Rock They Tracked From Space
Scientists track a meteor through space and recover its remains after impact, proving we’re getting better at spotting potential cosmic…
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James Webb Space Telescope Delayed Yet Again, Launch Pushed Back to 2021

This is the third major delay announcement in less than a year.

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The Flyeye Telescope Will Use Insect Vision To Save the World

Spotting space rocks before they squash humanity like a bug.

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Extremely Large Telescope Construction Is Under Way in Chile

The ELT will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world, with a primary mirror stretching 39 meters.

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