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Astronomers Spot A Planet Using Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity
First proposed 10 years ago, the method recently helped scientists locate a super-hot gas giant 2,000 light-years away.
Global Warming Could Be Linked to the Number of Exploding Stars in the Sky
As we enter the high season of electoral politics, you’re going to hear things about global warming that may seem...
Brilliant 10: Sun Diver
Flying a heat-resistant probe near the sun will reveal the physics of solar plasma
Kepler Spots a Planet Orbiting Two Suns, Just Like Star Wars’ Tatooine
A mournful French horn blows. An angsty Luke Skywalker stomps out of his aunt and uncle’s sand hut and peers...
Citing Cost, NASA Bows Out Of Two Astrophysics Projects, Including Building the Largest Scientific Instrument Ever
A gigantic laser experiment intended to study the nature of gravity and an x-ray telescope designed to look at black...
Are Aliens Living On Planets Inside Black Holes?
Maybe that’s why we can’t seem to find them
Kepler’s Ongoing Exoplanet Findings Show Bizarre Solar Systems And Peculiar Planets
As astronomers continue mining data from the Kepler telescope, the planetary peculiarities keep on coming. We’ve already seen the smallest...
Rogue ‘Steppenwolf Planets’ That Have Escaped From Their Suns Could Harbor Alien Life, Astrophysicists Say
If you don't need to be in a solar system to have liquid water, then why not take your planet for a spin around the galaxy?
New-Found Cornucopia of Exoplanets More Than Doubles the Current Cosmic Census
The Kepler telescope team announces a trove
To Improve Astronomic Measurements, Scientists Want To Launch A Light Bulb Into Space
Before you can peer back in time 13.2 billion years, your telescope needs to be calibrated correctly, so you can...