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Mozart and Salieri. Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. Angelina and Jennifer. History is littered with infamous rivalries.
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National Radio Astronomy Observatory astronomers used a tried-and-true method - stellar parallax - to resolve a controversy over the Pleiades' distance.
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Stephen Kane is in the business of finding planets that we could live on, after humanity goes to the stars.
The birth of massive galaxies, according to galaxy formation theories, begins with the buildup of a dense, compact core that is ablaze with the glow of millions of newly formed stars.
So that we don't get lulled into a false sense of confidence, today I provide a short list of open questions about the cosmos, focusing only on its composition.
Eta Carinae is an intriguing double star system that contains one of the biggest and brightest stars in the Milky Way.
Case Western Reserve University astronomer Chris Mihos leads a team of Ohio researchers recently awarded nearly 20 hours of observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope to study the outskirts of the nearby spiral galaxy M101.
By the mid-2020s Chile will be home to about 70 per cent of the world's telescopes, with investments in excess of US$4 billion in its four largest telescopes.
New research from UCL shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built.
And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long , and its walls are made of hot gas.
Astronomers have obtained the best view yet of a collision between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age.
Astronomers say they've discovered water ice clouds on a "brown dwarf" just 7.3 light-years from Earth - the first candidate outside our own solar system to have direct evidence of water clouds.
Two hundred years ago, Missouri was rocked by an earthquake so severe it made the Mississippi River flow backward and set off church bells in Boston more than 1,000 miles away.
Behold the best look yet at a massive intergalactic train wreck in progress. It's also a glimpse at what the universe looked like when it was only half its current age.
Performing observations in Australia is on many astronomers' bucket lists, and this video timelapse shows you precisely why.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its long journey, passing Neptune's orbital path on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
Updated: Thu Aug 28, 2014 03:38 pm
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