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Astronomy

NASA wants YOU to find Planet Nine

Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 may make it possible for anyone to shed light on the impossible.

NASA's Fermi Telescope reveals the sun has been hiding solar flares

Fermi has caught solar flares in the act of emitting gamma rays on the far side of the sun.

Eerie molecular hydrogen cloud found on Europa

NASA's Hubble Telescope has just demystified more about the Jovian moon's atmosphere.

Image of the Day: The Calabash Nebula

This almost unreal NASA/Hubble image actually shows a star gasping for its final breath.

This misbehaving black hole spits out star stuff

The supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way is waging a galactic spitball war. 

What a Japanese spacecraft saw on Venus is literally a huge discovery

Incredible images just released from JAXA satellite Akatsuki reveal an epic gravity wave. 

Theoretical Planet Nine may be our solar system's Rogue One

Astronomers are close to proving that a rogue planet really did break into our solar system. 

Photons in space: the struggle is real
Jan 19, 2017

Photon emissions in young galaxies may help us understand how visible light surfaced in the early Milky Way.

Rare red nova cosmic event could be visible to Earthlings in 2022
Jan 15, 2017

This awesome celestial event will be witnessed by the naked eye in only a few years.

New paper suggests non-alien explanation for weird star behavior
Jan 11, 2017

There's a new theory about the mysterious celestial body known as Tabby's Star.

This planet-eating sun puts the Death Star to shame
Dec 26, 2016

Darth has nothing on HIP68468, which actually ate at least one of its planets.

Your PC may have just found a rare pulsar system.
Dec 23, 2016

It may seem far-out, but data-searching program Einstein@Home has found something even astronomers don’t see every day.