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New ‘Super Earth’ Exoplanets Spotted Around Nearby Star

By Mike Wall, Senior Writer   |   May 01, 2015 06:19am ET Astronomers have discovered two new alien worlds a bit larger than Earth circling a nearby star. The newfound exoplanets, … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Astronomers Seek Super-Size Hubble Successor to Search for Alien Life

May 4, 2015 |By Lee Billings On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope rode a space shuttle into low Earth orbit to become the most productive observatory in history. … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Study explains why galaxies don’t churn out as many stars as they should

A handful of new stars are born each year in the Milky Way, while many more blink on across the universe. But astronomers have observed that galaxies should be churning … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Testing Einstein’s theory in the galaxy’s toughest neighborhood (Amazing scientific battle)

By Daniel Clery | 4 March 2015 5:00 am Like an Olympic athlete, the general theory of relativity has passed many tests in its century-long career. Its string of successes began in 1915, … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Old-looking Galaxy in a Young Universe

ALMA and VLT probe surprisingly dusty and evolved galaxy eso1508 — Science Release A team of astronomers, led by Darach Watson from the University of Copenhagen, used the Very Large … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

ALMA Sees Super Stellar Nurseries at Heart of Sculptor Galaxy

Starburst galaxies transmute gas into new stars at a dizzying pace – up to 1,000 times faster than typical spiral galaxies like the Milky Way. To help understand why some … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

New molecule found in space connotes life origins

By Blaine Friedlander Sept 25, 2014 Hunting from a distance of 27,000 light years, astronomers have discovered an unusual carbon-based molecule – one with a branched structure – contained within a … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

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