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New NASA Webb photograph captures our universe's most distant star

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has photographed the furthest known star in the universe - named after a Tolkien character.

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'City-killer' asteroids may be lurking in hidden area of solar system

Previously unknown asteroids have been found in a rarely surveyed part of the sky between the Sun and Earth that could hide more.

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Human and artificial intelligence 'cyborg' discovers 40,000 galaxies

A new artificial intelligence named Zoobot and humans has teamed up to discover tens of thousands of ring galaxies in space.

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New multiplanet system discovered within our galactic neighborhood

A group of astronomers has discovered a multiplanet system within 10 parsecs or within our relative galactic neighborhood.

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Takers of the first-ever black hole photo have a massive announcement

Researchers from the European Southern Observatory working on the Event Horizon Telescope will be announcing findings on May 12th.

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Hubble Space Telescope photographs a 'wispy' galaxy out in deep space

NASA and the European Space Agency's Hubble Space Telescope has been used to photograph a 'wispy' galaxy out in deep space.

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Scientists detect record-breaking 'Bat Signal' laser out in deep space

A team of researchers believes that they have observed one of the brightest megamaser lasers that have ever been recorded.

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Asteroid detected just hours before colliding with Earth's atmosphere

An astronomer detected an asteroid approximately the size of a fridge a couple of hours before it entered Earth's atmosphere.

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Astronomers capture 'vampire' star sucking the life out of a victim

A team of astronomers has spotted a 'vampire' star devouring a companion star that is located in relatively close vicinity.

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NASA says there's a 4,000 foot-wide asteroid approaching Earth soon

NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies has revealed there's a potentially hazardous space rock about to approach Earth.

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Astronomers just found the largest galaxy ever

Researchers from Leiden University have discovered the largest radio galaxy yet at 16.3 million light-years long, named Alcyoneus.

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Astronomers witness 'zombie' star devouring dead planet remains

Astronomers have detected out-of-place elements on the surface of a white dwarf star that may have come from dead planet remains.

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Astronomer films out-of-control SpaceX rocket crashing into Moon

An astronomer has pointed his telescope at what he describes as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket scheduled to collide with the Moon.

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This comet narrowly missed Earth but still caused devastating damage

Researchers have found evidence of a comet narrowly missing Earth but still managing to cause devastating damage to the surface.

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SpaceX Starlink satellites are photobombing astronomers, says study

A new study published in 'Astrophysical Journal Letters' claims SpaceX's Starlink satellites are photobombing astronomers' images.

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Astronomers snap 'remarkable' image of the Milky Way's heart

Astronomers have snapped a 'remarkable' image of the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, showcasing a supermassive black hole.

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Extraordinary black hole found, the first of its kind

The once-thought star cluster B023-G078 may instead be a stripped nucleus with a black hole of one-hundred-thousand solar masses.

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NASA reveals how you can watch fireballs in the night sky very soon

NASA has outlined how skywatchers will be able to see the Quadrantid meteor, which may be one of the best meteor showers of 2022.

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Researchers may have just caught a black hole being born

A new study published in Nature Astronomy details the discovery of what appears to be the birth of a baby black hole in deep space.

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There may be hundreds of 'planets' in the solar system if this happens

To many people's disdain, Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006, but that may not always be the case if a new study is heard.

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Phenomenal images taken of 2021's best comet that's passing Earth now

The brightest comet of 2021 is currently passing by Earth in a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event that you can see from home.

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How and where you can see once-in-a-lifetime comet Leonard pass Earth

NASA recently confirmed that a once-in-a-lifetime comet will safely pass by Earth at speeds of up to 158,000 miles per hour.

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Comet that no one alive will ever see again photographed passing Earth

A comet that no one alive today will ever see again is currently making its way past Earth, and its journey has been photographed.

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'Something is wrong' with the best comet of 2021, it's acting weird

The brightest comet of 2021 and a space object that won't be seen for around 80,000 years is seemingly behaving strangely.

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Hubble gets green-lit to return to full operation

NASA has returned all of the Hubble Space Telescope to working order, allowing it continue science operations for years to come.

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Here's how to see 2021's best comet, a once-in-a-lifetime sighting

What is being described as 'likely to be 2021's best comet, and its brightest comet by year's end' will soon pass by Earth.

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NASA scientists explain mid-infrared imagery aboard Webb telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope comes with a host of new technologies, but with that comes a range of new problems to be solved.

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500,000 miles away something is being slowly eaten by this star

Data from NASA's X-ray observatory has been found to contain evidence of something being consumed by a star 500,000 miles away.

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False fossils may mislead the search for life on Mars

Evidence of ancient life on Mars continues to elude scientists, but these apparent fossils might not be the confirmation we need.

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Leonid meteor shower is due to peak today, but the best is yet to come

The annual Leonid meteor shower, active between November 6th and 30th, is due to peak between at 17:00-19:00 UTC on November 17th.

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Origin of interstellar object 'Oumuamua still contentious

'Oumuamua was observed once in 2017, slingshotting out of solar system, and consensus still hasn't been reached on what it was.

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Carbon dioxide cold traps confirmed in the darkest parts of the moon

Lunar carbon dioxide cold traps have been predicted for decades, now finally confirmed, carbon dioxide has yet to be found there.

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Planet Nine may have been seen decades ago, suggests astronomer

An astronomer has found what could be evidence of Planet Nine being found decades ago, which may assist astronomers in a search.

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Astronomers capture a first clear shot of a moon-brewing disk

Astronomers used ALMA to detect the first moon-forming disk that is capable of one day turning into a moon around an exoplanet.

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Astronomers make wild discovery, first 'baby' black hole found

Astronomers have detected the very first black hole ever to be found outside of our galaxy, marking a moment in astronomy.

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Astronomers detect an unprecedented number of black holes merging

Astronomers published a paper that details the detection of an astonishing number of gravitational waves from black hole mergers.

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Jupiter was just smacked by a space rock, impact was caught on video

Astronomers have confirmed via video a space rock smacking itself into the largest planet in our solar system - Jupiter.

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Hubble captures first moments of a star's death, saw it 'in real-time'

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first moments of a star's death. Astronomers saw the 'death in real-time'.

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Russian spy satellite caught on video, plummets to a fiery death

A citizen skywatcher has caught on video a Russian spy satellite plummeting to its death after re-entering Earth's atmosphere.

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Asteroid makes extremely close approach to Earth, NASA confirms

NASA has confirmed the existence of an asteroid coming extremely close to Earth. It passed cleanly between Earth and the Moon.

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1874 image of lunar mountain versus how it actually looks today

Astronomers back in 1874 sketched what they thought lunar mountain 'Pico' would look like if they were standing on the Moon.

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Harvard professor claims our universe may have been created by aliens

The former head of Harvard's astronomy department has claimed that our universe could have been created by aliens in a lab.

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Strange radio signals detected from new alien planets, says new study

A new study has detailed the discovery of 'powerful auroras' on alien worlds that may be sending strange radio signals at Earth.

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Signals detected from galaxy core, 'we've never seen anything like it'

Astronomers have detected radio signals from a galaxy core that 'fit no currently understood pattern of variable radio source'.

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Hubble solves 'baffling' mirrored galaxy mystery, researchers stumped

Researchers were stumped when they found two space objects that are perfectly mirrored, and now the mystery has been solved.

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Otherworldly 'Golden Ring' image feels you can reach out and touch it

The winner of this year's Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is an image of 'The Golden Ring' solar eclipse.

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Astronomers find two hidden galaxies at the edge of space and time

A team of astronomers stumbled upon and now identified two hidden galaxies that are residing at the edge of space and time.

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Researchers discovered a 'unprecedented' giant spherical void in space

Researchers make an 'unprecedented' discovery of a sphere-shaped void in space that stretches 500 light-years in diameter.

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Astronomers used dash and security cameras to find a fallen meteorite

Researchers have combined observations made from dashcams and security cameras to track down a fallen meteorite. They found it.

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Astronomers find what was left over from a rare explosion in 1181

Astronomers have detailed in a new study what caused a bright light to appear in the night sky for six months back in 1181.

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