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Astronomy News

  • Scientists are months away from peering into black holes for the first time
  • Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT - We’ve seen indirect evidence for decades. Now it’s time for the Event Horizon Telescope to stare one in the eyes.

  • Juno will remain in its current orbit around Jupiter
  • Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT - The craft was originally supposed to insert into a perilous path skimming near the planet in a polar orbit.


  • How researchers use solar pressure to study our own star — and maybe reach interstellar space
  • Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT - The same pressure that could propel us to the stars may explain quirks in the Sun’s behavior.

  • NASA is enlisting the public to find Planet Nine
  • Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT - Backyard World: Planet Nine can help you find a missing piece of our solar system from the comforts of your couch.

  • Scientists write a hypothetical Europa landing mission report
  • Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT - They hope to persuade NASA for a chance to land on the gas giant’s Moon


  • Scientists narrow down list of landing sites for Mars 2020
  • Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT - Oh, the places the rover will go


  • High school students identify an ultra-rare star
  • Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMT - This newly-discovered variable is one of only seven of its kind known in our galaxy.


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