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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.
Astronomers have observed a “failed supernova,” a massive star collapsing directly into a black hole.
Scientists have found a dream destination for Mars 2020’s Martian vacation!
A supernova four billion light years away allows astronomers to measure the expansion of the Universe.
A hardware issue on Juno is limiting its maneuvers, but we'll still see some gorgeous imagery of Jupiter.
Astronomers are now involving citizens in their search for the mysterious ninth planet in our solar system.
The first observational evidence for star formation in speedy outflows from galactic centers.
Ring around the rosy planet
A fluorescing galaxy provides a technique for understanding the stunted growth of the smallest galaxies.
Schematic representation of rotating disc galaxies in the early Universe (right) and the present day (left). Observations with ESO's Very Large Telescope suggest that such massive star-forming disc galaxies in the early Universe were less influenced by dark matter (shown in red), as it was less concentrated.
Galaxies far, far away have less dark matter than galaxies nearby…
Einstein’s birthday present from Italy—laser gyros! (No pita needed.)