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The very name “astronomy” comes from the Latin word for “star,” but when it comes to understanding how stars for
Exoplanet science has moved from “stamp collecting” to the discovery of Earth-sized planets and unusual worlds.
Martian meteorites could suggest that the Red Planet has an even wetter history than previously thought.
Astronomers discover the most distant dusty galaxy ever observed.
Volcanoes have the potential to make distant exoplanets potentially habitable.
NASAs upcoming Europa mission has cleared an important hurdle.
Hydrocode simulation of an impact of a Venus-sized rock/iron planet colliding with a six Earth-mass planet. The collision creates a disk of rock fragments, liquid, and vapor massive enough to create a moon of 0.1 Earth masses, large enough to be detected by Kepler. Colors indicate the density of material, with solids depicted by orange/red hues, and liquid/vapor depicted by green/blue hues.
Could exomoons be large enough for Kepler to detect?
Astronomers reveal a rare view of a dying, supermassive star.
A new type of pulsar is discovered sending powerful beams to its binary partner.