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In a new paper, researchers from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Princeton suggest a new technique for finding aliens: look for their city lights.
A new instrument on board NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), developed by Smithsonian scientists, is giving unprecedented views of the innermost corona 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our Sun can be a menace when it sends out powerful solar blasts of radiation towards the Earth.
Dr Brian Geoffrey Marsden passed away Thursday, Nov 18 at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness.
Comet McNaught C/2009 R1 will become brighter than first thought and will be visible to the naked eye over the next few weeks.
NASA has extended a contract with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass, to provide science and operational support for the Chandra X-ray Observatory, a powerful tool used to better understand the structure and evolution of the universe.
About 550 light-years from Earth, a star like our Sun is writhing in its death throes.
WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten years ago, on July 23, 1999, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia and deployed into orbit.
On long, dark winter nights, the constellation of Orion the Hunter dominates the sky. Within the Hunterâ€™s sword, the Orion Nebula swaddles a cluster of newborn stars called the Trapezium.
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