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Astronomers Just Found 2 of The Most Earth-Like Exoplanets Yet, Only...

Astronomers are convinced they've found two new Earth-like planets in our galaxy, and both appear so similar to our own, they're now among the...

Neptune Is a Windy, Chilly, and Baffling Planet. Let’s Go!

It was just after midnight at mission control center at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Carl Sagan was exuberant. The Voyager 2 spacecraft had...

A New Instrument Is Actively Searching For More Planets Around Alpha...

Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to us, at 4.37 light-years (about 25 trillion miles) away. In 2016, astronomers discovered an exoplanet orbiting...

We may be witnessing the birth of an exomoon around a...

ESO/A. Müller et al.About 370 light years away, a planet is being born - and with that exoplanet, possibly a set of rings or...

These Sumptuous Images Give Deep Space Data an Old-World Look

Eleanor Lutz has a running list of scientific topics for which she wants to find data sets. It's not her job exactly: A biologist...

Tonight’s the Best Night of 2019 to View Jupiter

Tonight will be the best night of the year to gaze upon Jupiter and its many moons as the Earth, Jupiter and the sun...

How fast is Earth moving through space? That depends.

MICHELLE THALLER: Eugene, you've asked one of my favorite questions and a surprisingly deep one. The essence of it is: How fast are we...

Astronomers Have Taken Actual, Direct Images of a Pair of Planets...

PDS 70, the star that last year gave us the first ever confirmed direct image of a planet being born, had an extra trick...

The planets might control the sun’s activity – and it’s not...

The power of planetary alignments is normally reserved for unscientific horoscopes, but it turns out they might have some importance after all. The sun...

Dueling eclipses, and more top sky-watching events in January

The new year starts off with a bang thanks to 2019's best celestial fireworks show, followed by eye-catching planetary encounters and an eerie wolf...