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1 hr ago | Free Republic
Explanation: This new comet is quite photogenic. Comet Lovejoy, discovered only three months ago, was imaged through ruins of ancient Mrby Castle in Sweden last week sporting a green-glowing coma and tails trailing several degrees.
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5 hrs ago | Live Science
An artist's illustration of how theoretical models link the presence of strong, stable polarized light in a gamma-ray burst's jet with a large-scale magnetic field originating from the newly formed black hole.
8 hrs ago | Universe Today
If you live in the southern hemisphere, the southern sky constellation of Centaurus may look a little different to you tonight, as a bright nova has been identified in the region early this week.
11 hrs ago | Patch.com
Just a few weeks ago, scientists working with the Kepler telescope in space announced that they now estimate that 1 out of 5 Sun-like stars have a planet like the Earth in an orbit with reasonable temperatures for life.
12 hrs ago | Switched
NASA scientists found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
17 hrs ago | 24dash
If you ever wondered where all our stars came from, what an alien would actually look like or what it is like to explore the surface of Mars, you can find out as the University of Leicester once again hosts a night of talks and activities dedicated to all things astronomical.
NASA announced in September that the Voyager 1 spacecraft became the first manmade object to leave the solar system, although the group noted that the readings were different than what scientists expected.
With the jury still out on whether Comet ISON will live up to even part of its hype, sky watchers have another celestial event to look forward to.
Astronomers this week revealed that a double black hole system may have been found.
In 1986, the European spacecraft Giotto looked into the heart of Halley's Comet as it approached the sun.
If life does exist anywhere else in the universe, it may only be fleeting. Now scientists are researching how signs of life might look on dying planets.
Forget any comet watches planned for the morning next week: Comet ISON is undeniably dead .
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - NASA said Monday that the Hubble Space Telescope is the best bet for figuring out whether Comet ISON disintegrated during its brush with the sun last week.
When the Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit in 1990, the observatory promised to provide dazzling and unprecedented views of space that would rewrite humans' understanding of the cosmos.
Image Caption: A neutron star is the densest object astronomers can observe directly, crushing half a million times Earth's mass into a sphere about 20 kilometers across.
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli -- the Entry, Descent, and landing module -- will search the Martian environment and atmosphere when they arrive in 2016.
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