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Astronomy

Our galactic neighborhood just got a whole lot bigger
Don Kaye

If you think our little corner of the universe is big already, prepare to have your mind blown.

Astronomers spot first planet drifting in space without a sun
Matthew Jackson

We've discovered a lot of new planets in the last few years, but this is the first one that seems to have no star to orbit.

Astronomer debunks those scientists claiming to have discovered aliens
Matthew Jackson

Don't get too excited about those organisms that supposedly came from space. An expert's already saying not so fast.

Astronomers: We think we're about to find 100 billion Earths
Dany Roth

Looks like we're about to get one step closer to finding life on other worlds.

See what may be 1st pic of a Tatooine-like planet + its 2 suns
Matthew Jackson

We've known they've existed for a while, but this is the first time we've ever seen one.

How a new discovery on Europa could lead to finding alien life
Matthew Jackson

Looks like one of Jupiter's moons could be the next great frontier in the search for extraterrestrial life.

Trekkies rejoice! One of Pluto's moons could be named after Vulcan!
Matthew Jackson

Star Trek fans seem to be making their voice heard in a contest to name one of Pluto's recently discovered moons.

Astronomers think they can now predict when a star will explode
Matthew Jackson

Supernovas are among the most powerful astronomical phenomena in the universe, but we've never been able to predict when they'll happen...until now.

Economists worry we'll make first contact in 10 years and won't be ready
Matthew Jackson

When we think about what could go wrong when we make first contact with an alien race, the first thing that usually comes to mind is total planetary destruction.

Yikes! An asteroid's coming that'll get closer than Earth's satellites
Matthew Jackson

We may not be headed for a Deep Impact-style global disaster yet, but this month an asteroid will come very, very, scarily close to hitting us.

Earth is now on the edge of the habitable zone for life
Matthew Jackson

Earth is pretty good at supporting life, but according to a new estimate of what constitues a planetary "habitable zone," it looks like our planet (and perhaps many others) is only barely in the right place.

Scientists claim they've got fossilized proof of alien lifeforms
Matthew Jackson

A lot of people have claimed they can prove aliens are real over the years, but very often those people are just self-proclaimed experts with no real evidence.

Scientists think they've found a planet with a core of diamond
Matthew Jackson

A while back we told you about the discovery of a former star that had basically formed into a huge, planet-sized diamond. Now scientists think they've found another cosmic body with a thick diamond core, and it's only 40 light-years away.