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  • Cassini prepares for mission’s end
  • Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT - The spacecraft has entered its final five orbits of Saturn.

  • This supernova shock wave slammed into its companion star
  • Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT - Fast followup allowed astronomers to see the cause of the explosion.

  • System of super-Earths discovered around a nearby star
  • Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT - If you look up at Earth’s night sky and find the constellation Cetus — it looks something like a sea monster — you might also notice a rather average looking star called Tau Ceti. It’s slightly smaller than our sun and sits just 12 light years from Earth. Now, a new study suggests that the system has at least four planets, and two of them orbit on the edge of their habitable zones — the region where liquid surface water might exist. All four are likely super-Earths,

  • Astronomers are preparing to watch a star swing by our supermassive black hole
  • Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT - So far, it looks like general relativity will preserve its perfect record.

  • Do you have questions about Laser SETI and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence?
  • Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT - Ask a Laser SETI scientist on Astronomy.com.

  • Astronomers find pristine dark asteroids lurking in the inner belt
  • Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT - A new family of asteroids may reveal clues about the history of our solar system.

  • Is this the first picture of an eclipse?
  • Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT -

    Professors found a petroglyph of a total solar eclipse in New Mexico.

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