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2010-06-23 11:15:00

When you ask an astronomer about the James Webb Space Telescope's orbit, they'll tell you something that sounds like it came from a science-fiction novel.

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2010-06-17 12:50:00

Astronomers have glimpsed what could be the youngest known star at the very moment it is being born.

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2010-05-26 09:15:00

Astronomers studying the Milky Way have discovered a large number of previously-unknown regions where massive stars are being formed.

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2010-05-21 06:40:00

Our sun may be an only child, but most of the stars in the galaxy are actually twins.

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2010-05-12 06:45:00

Astronomers are a bit like archeologists as they dig back through space and time searching for remnants of the early universe.

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2010-05-10 11:35:00

Astronomers this summer will take a close look at a rare cosmic cradle for the universe’s largest stars, baby bruisers that grow up to have 50 times the sun’s mass.

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2010-05-03 08:40:00

Using a CSIRO radio telescope, an international team of researchers has caught an enormous cloud of cosmic gas and dust in the process of collapsing in on itself – a discovery which could help solve one of astronomy’s enduring conundrums: ‘How do massive stars form?’

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2010-04-21 12:25:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered something odd about a distant planet -- it lacks methane, an ingredient common to many of the planets in our solar system.

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2010-04-14 12:38:35

Astronomers have snapped a picture of three planets orbiting a star beyond our own using a modest-sized telescope on the ground.

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2010-04-08 13:50:00

A leggy cosmic creature comes out of hiding in this new infrared view from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.


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