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2011-06-02 06:30:00

Ancient astronomers looked up at the dark skies in wonder, as the stars marched by overhead like precision dancers.

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2011-03-31 07:20:00

A new paper suggests that potentially habitable planets orbiting white dwarfs could be much easier to find – if they exist – than other exoplanets located so far.

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2011-03-23 10:00:00

Observations with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, along with two other telescopes, have shown that there is a new candidate for the coldest known star: a brown dwarf in a double system with about the same temperature as a freshly made cup of tea — hot in human terms, but extraordinarily cold for the surface of a star.

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2011-03-10 08:45:00

Cardiff University astronomers believe that a young star’s long "napping" could trigger the formation of a second generation of smaller stars and planets orbiting around it.

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2011-02-24 10:13:59

Astronomers may have found the first object clearing its path in the natal disc surrounding a young star.

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2011-02-21 07:09:47

In November 2010, the scientific journal Icarus published a paper by astrophysicists John Matese and Daniel Whitmire, who proposed the existence of a binary companion to our sun, larger than Jupiter, in the long-hypothesized "Oort cloud" -- a faraway repository of small icy bodies at the edge of our solar system.

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2011-01-10 13:30:00

A deep survey of more than 200,000 stars in our Milky Way galaxy has unveiled the sometimes petulant behavior of tiny red dwarf stars.

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2010-11-10 06:40:00

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has eyed its first cool brown dwarf: a tiny, ultra-cold star floating all alone in space.

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2010-10-05 07:35:00

After completing its primary mission to map the infrared sky, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has reached the expected end of its onboard supply of frozen coolant.

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2010-07-30 07:08:45

The discovery is expected to shed light on the early stages of solar system formation.


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