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Tau Ceti- The next Earth? Probably not

Tau Ceti: The next Earth? Probably not

As the search continues for Earth-size planets orbiting at just the right distance from their star, a region termed the habitable zone, the number of potentially life-supporting planets grows. In […]

Space junk.

A blueprint for clearing the skies of space debris

An international team of scientists have put forward a blueprint for a purely space-based system to solve the growing problem of space debris. The proposal, published in Acta Astronautica, combines […]

Death of giant galaxies spreads from the core

Death of giant galaxies spreads from the core

Astronomers have shown for the first time how star formation in “dead” galaxies sputtered out billions of years ago. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) […]

Mars might have liquid water

Mars might have liquid water

Researchers have long known that there is water in the form of ice on Mars. Now, new research from NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity shows that it is possible that there […]

Accelerating universe? Not so fast

Accelerating universe? Not so fast

Certain types of supernovae, or exploding stars, are more diverse than previously thought, a University of Arizona-led team of astronomers has discovered. The results, reported in two papers published in […]

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Sun experiences seasonal changes

The Sun undergoes a type of seasonal variability, with its activity waxing and waning over the course of nearly two years, according to a new study by a team of […]

Hubble finds phantom objects near dead quasars

Hubble finds phantom objects near dead quasars

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has photographed a set of wispy, goblin-green objects that are the ephemeral ghosts of quasars that flickered to life and then faded. The glowing structures have […]