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The latest headlines from around the cosmos.
Exoplanet science has moved from “stamp collecting” to the discovery of Earth-sized planets and unusual worlds.
JWST launches the first day of astronomy’s big meeting with news about science, technology, and galaxies!
The connection between disks and planet formation continues to expand as astronomers view them in new detail.
What's the size of San Francisco, but has 1.5 times the mass of our sun? Dr. Shami Chatterjee has the answer!
NASA scientist Brian Day shares the U.S. history of Moon exploration and its future.
The next generation of telescopes in Chile will vastly increase our understanding of the cosmos.
Dr. Priya Natarajan shares how she maps the things we cannot see: dark matter, black holes, and more.
How did a temperamental neutron star punch above its weight class and surprise astronomers?
How can astronomers use naturally occurring precision clocks to search for invisible phenomena in our universe?
Astronomer Nick Cowan takes us through the galaxy discovering extra solar planets or exoplanets.
Should we be afraid of contact from extraterrestrials?
A snapshot from the Digital Universe shows a representation of the Fermi bubbles emerging from our Milky Way galaxy. Lines show the view from Earth to distant quasars, used to determine that the Fermi bubbles formed millions of years ago during an outburst from the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole.
You may have heard the rumor—that a supermassive black hole lurks at the center of our galaxy? It's true.
How do black holes form? And why do they always feel like the popular kids in school?