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Astronomy News

  • Globular clusters might be younger than we thought
  • Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Astronomers may have overestimated these objects' age by 4 billion years.

  • The sky this week for June 15 to 24
  • Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Saturn approaches peak visibility, Neptune reverses course, and the Summer Triangle dominates the night sky this week.

  • Giant dust storm engulfs Opportinity rover
  • Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT - NASA's nearly 15-year-old rover has hunkered down to ride out some pretty poor weather.

  • Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT - From Luxembourg to Tanzania, Australia to China, and throughout Latin America, Europe and US — more than 2,000 events planned for June 28-30.

  • Exoplanets could easily survive in double- and triple-star systems
  • Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT -

    Less than 40 planets have been found in three-star systems, but that number is likely much higher.

  • Astronomers Catch a Black Hole Devouring Star
  • Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Astronomers Seppo Mattila and Miguel Pérez-Torres usually study the natural deaths of stars, but they weren’t going to pass up the chance to investigate a stellar murder. A new paper in Science describes how they nabbed photographic evidence that a supermassive black hole in a relatively nearby galaxy tore apart and consumed part of a star in a phenomenon called a tidal disruption event (TDE), spewing jets of material in the process. Scientists have observed these cosmic crime scen

  • Trio of Infant Planets Discovered around Newborn Star
  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT - New technique could find some of the youngest planets in our galaxy.

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