With All These New Planets Found in the Habitable Zone, Maybe it’s Time to Fine Tune the Habitable Zone
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With All These New Planets Found in the Habitable Zone, Maybe it’s Time to Fine Tune the Habitable Zone

In the past few decades, thousands of extra-solar planets have been discovered within our galaxy.…

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New Photos of Saturn and Mars from Hubble
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New Photos of Saturn and Mars from Hubble

During the summer of 2018, the planets of Mars and Saturn (one after the other)…

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Catch Comet C/2017 S3 PanSTARRS in Outburst
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Catch Comet C/2017 S3 PanSTARRS in Outburst

Comets are one of those great question marks in observational astronomy. Though we can plot…

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Einstein Was Right… Again! Successful Test of General Relativity Near a Supermassive Black Hole
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Einstein Was Right… Again! Successful Test of General Relativity Near a Supermassive Black Hole

In 1915, Albert Einstein published his famous Theory of General Relativity, which provided a unified…

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Andromeda Shredded and Consumed a Massive Galaxy About Two Billion Years Ago
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Andromeda Shredded and Consumed a Massive Galaxy About Two Billion Years Ago

Scientists have long understood that in the course of cosmic evolution, galaxies become larger by…

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Students Find Foundations for Galaxy’s Most Massive Stars
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Students Find Foundations for Galaxy’s Most Massive Stars

In a unique study, University of Arizona astronomy students searched 101 clouds of gas to…

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Mars Meets the MiniMoon During the Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century
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Mars Meets the MiniMoon During the Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century

One of the top astronomy events of 2018 occurs on the evening of Friday, July…

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This is a Photo of Neptune, From the Ground! ESO’s New Adaptive Optics Makes Ground Telescopes Ignore the Earth’s Atmosphere
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This is a Photo of Neptune, From the Ground! ESO’s New Adaptive Optics Makes Ground Telescopes Ignore the Earth’s Atmosphere

In 2007, the European Southern Observatory (ESO) completed work on the Very Large Telescope (VLT)…

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Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics
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Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics

The MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) works with…

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Mars’ crustal evolution does not follow Earth’s formula
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Mars’ crustal evolution does not follow Earth’s formula

Mars, strewn with rocks and pocked by craters, may not have an Earth-like, continental crust.…

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