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In August of 2011, astronomers witnessed the dazzling appearance of the closest and brightest Type Ia supernova since Type Ia's were established as the "standard candles" for measuring the expansion of the universe.
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Image Caption: This simulated view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the expected positions of Saturn and Earth on July 19, 2013, around the time Cassini will take Earth's picture.
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In 2006, Uruguayan astronomer TabarA© Gallardo provided evidence that two asteroids, Crantor and 2000 SN331, had orbital periods similar to that of the planet Uranus - roughly 84 Earth-years.
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope - the notoriously over-budget new space observatory slated to launch in 2018 - is on time and still within its new budget, the project's chief said Wednesday.
The students were faced with the simulated task of returning to the moon in the year 2020 to set up an outpost for lunar study.
Already travelling at super-hurricane speeds, winds on Venus have accelerated by an astonishing one-third over the past six years, the European Space Agency reported on Tuesday.
While skywatchers may not get the same clear view of Saturn like this Hubble image, small telescopes can easily reveal its majestic rings.
That's the beauty of astronomy; the sky is a big place, plenty of room for everyone.
In a plot worthy of a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster, NASA's proposal aims to tackle a galactic foe head on.
Comets are the big "question marks" of observational astronomy. Some, such as Comet Hyakutake and the Great Daylight Comet of 1910 present themselves seemingly without warning and put on memorable displays.
This artist's illustration shows the European Space Agency's infrared Herschel Space Obsevatory set against a background image of the Vela C star-forming region.
This illustration shows a newfound reservoir of stellar fuel discovered by the Herschel space observatory .
News from the biggest beat in the cosmos, going out 13.7 billion light-years and taking in everything from astronomy to zoology.
Research aboard the International Space Station has uncovered what could be the signature of dark matter.
The ALMA telescope, high in the northern Chilean desert, was officially inaugurated this spring.
Stars of all sizes and persuasions - celestial to earthbound - shone Saturday night at the dedication gala for the Lenfest Center, the centerpiece of ChesLen, one of the largest private nature preserves in southeastern Pennsylvania.
A new technique that will provide a clearer picture of the Universe's history and future has been developed by researchers from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research .
Two University of Michigan classroom buildings will receive $10.1 million in renovations this year, pending Board of Regents approval.