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When Two Galaxies Collide

NASA astronomers can now predict with certainty the next major cosmic event to affect our galaxy, Sun, and solar system: the titanic collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the...
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We've Found Another Saturn

Astronomers are discovering more Earth-like planets almost every day. Now an international team of astrophysicists has discovered a ring system in the constellation Centaurus that can be...
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Moons Aren't Needed, After All

Galaxies may be churning out planets at an astounding rate, but astronomers now know that they don't need to look for planets with moons in order to determine if a planet may harbor life--they've decided that...
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Hundreds of Tiny Milky Ways

Using its near-infrared vision to peer 9 billion years back in time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population of tiny, young galaxies that are brimming with star formation. Most of these galaxies are a hundred times less massive than the Milky Way, yet they churned out stars at a furious pace. However, it's a mystery...
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Our World Started With a Collision

Even though a dwarf galaxy clear across the Milky Way looks to be a mouse, it may have once been a bear that slashed through the Milky Way and created the galaxy's spiral arms. What does all this mean?

Astronomer Curtis Struck thinks the Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy collided with the Milky Way, creating the galaxy’s...
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Telescope Time Machine

An international team of astronomers has detected one of the earliest clusters of galaxies ever identified, located about 12.5 billion light years from Earth. Because light from such distant objects takes so long to reach earth, our telescopes act as time machines, catching this...
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We Live in a Huge Universe

Despite the fact that we haven't located ETs yet, it's almost inevitable that we will eventually, because there are three times as many stars in the universe as previously thought, meaning there are trillions of earthlike planets. This conclusion is based on new observations...
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Mysterious Light at the Edge of the Galaxy

It may not be blue, but it's THERE: At the border between our solar system and the rest of the galaxy, NASA's new Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft, launched in October, has spotted a band of mysterious high-energy emissions.

On the Skywatchers website, Clara Moskowitz quotes IBEX investigator David mcComas as saying, "The...

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Huge Galactic Explosion

An explosion among the greatest ever recorded passed through oursolar system on December 27, about 40 hours after themassive tsunami struck the Indian Ocean. The massive energypulse was followed by a powerful solar storm and a month ofweather chaos on earth.

Unfortunately, science at present has no way of determiningwhether or not the...

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