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  • What will happen to the Spitzer Space Telescope after it's retired?
  • Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT - Spitzer will be powered down this week. But what happens to the orbiting telescope now?

  • The Sky This Week from January 24 to February 2
  • Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT - Brilliant Venus passes closer to distant Neptune than it has in 36 years, highlighting a week that features several outstanding celestial sights.

  • Skeptics of dark energy raise concerns, but remain outnumbered
  • Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT -

    Some scientists have been poking at the foundations of dark energy, but many say the concept remains on solid, if mysterious, ground.

  • This super-bright supernova might be the result of colliding stars
  • Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT - The superluminous supernova SN 2006gy may have been the result of a small, dense white dwarf spiraling into the core of its giant stellar companion.

  • Celebrating the legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope
  • Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT -

    The iconic space telescope is getting ready for its last few days of exploring the universe. 

  • These are the universe's five strangest stars
  • Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT - Staggeringly huge, surprisingly small, and blisteringly fast — stars come in many sizes and flavors. Here are some of the strangest.

  • Explore 12 great lunar targets
  • Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:00:00 GMT -

    Sharpen your observing skills on the Moon's craters, lava flows, and an elusive letter X.

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