Science & Astronomy

How Planets Get Multiple Suns Like 'Star Wars'' Tatooine
planets forming in a double star system
October 29th, 2014
A planet may be forming in a star system with more than one sun, making it sort of like an early Tatooine, the fictional home world of Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars," new research shows.
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Stephen Hawking and 'Theory of Everything' Actor Tout NASA in New Videos
October 28th, 2014
Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and the actor that plays him in a new movie set for release next week are both promoting real-life space science in a series of new videos.
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Surprise! Methane Ice Cloud Floats High Above Saturn's Moon Titan
Methane Cloud in Titan's Stratosphere 2
October 28th, 2014
In a celestial surprise, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has identified clouds of methane ice high in the stratosphere of Saturn's huge
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Cosmic Pinwheel Surrounds Distant Galaxy in Stunning NASA Photo
Ring of Stellar Fire
October 29th, 2014
The photo, taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in infrared light, shows a burst of starbirth in the galaxy NGC 1291, which lies 33 million light-years from Earth and is about 12 billion years old.
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The Great World Wide Star Count (Op-Ed)
Tidal River in Wilsons Promontory, Victoria, counting stars
October 28th, 2014
How many stars can you see at night? Right now people all over the world are being asked to go out and count them!
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Giant Sunspot Keeps Firing Off Huge Solar Flares
X2-class solar flare
October 27th, 2014
The largest sunspot observed on the sun in more than 20 years has been firing off powerful solar flares for the past week, and it's still producing strong solar storms.
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