Hungry White Dwarf

The destruction of a planet may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a […]

X-ray: NASA/CXC/IASF Palermo/M.Del Santo et al; Optical: NASA/STScI

Arctic Ceres by Dawn

After spending more than a month in orbit on the dark side of dwarf planet […]


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The life and death of galaxies

Astronomers have shown for the first time how star formation in “dead” galaxies sputtered out […]

Credit: ESO

Orbiting rainbows may find exoplanets

What does glitter have to do with finding stars and planets outside our solar system? […]

Credit: G. Swartzlander/Rochester Institute of Technology

Another abbreviation with quite some 20/20 sight

Looks like the house of the Tracy family and the exit for Thunderbird-1. Today a […]

Courtesy of LSST

Comet activity (x15)

Four months from today, on 13 August, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will reach perihelion – a moment […]

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Keep an eye on the countdown

On you can find a countdown clock. Counting in question: to Pluto’s encounter with […]


Mountain projection in the sky

The Subaru Telescope welcomes the morning after completing observations peacefully, but there is little time […]

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6.5 TeV and counting

Around midnight last night, engineers at CERN broke a world record when they accelerated a […]

Photo by Maximilien Brice, CERN