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By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
The European Space Agency’s Gaia mission has released a catalog, the most detailed to date, of more than 1.5 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
By Lee Billings, Scientific American
Rather than expose whether celestial objects need to go on a diet, this new weight scale offers a chance to learn more about the life cycle of stars, including our sun.
By Andrew Wagner
In his new books "Map to the Stars," Adrian Matejka writes about his childhood fixation on space, which offered a distraction from living in poverty.
By Elizabeth Flock
Travis Rector photographs the far-flung corners of space that are normally undetectable to the human eye.
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By Justin Scuiletti
It turns out, like us, stars slow down in their old age. That observation is the key to a new method astronomers are using to accurately tell the age of cool stars — stars that match the size of, or…
By Jenny Marder
If a tractor full of confetti was launched into the night sky and then beamed with a strobe light, it might look something like the Hubble Space Telescope image above. It is, according to NASA, among the most colorful of…
Discovery of Earth-size planets incites the search for intelligent life…
By Extra DA
From a gigantic rainbow serpent fashioned out of recycled jerry cans to a painting of girls dancing against a Milky Way backdrop, the Smithsonian's "African Cosmos: Stellar Arts" exhibit examines how African artists through time have looked to the sky,…
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