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Butterfly basin: Astronomers find the biggest known reservoir of planet-forming ingredients around a young star!

In the vast expanse of the cosmos, countless elements and compounds converge in cosmic clouds, offe…

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A Harvard professor is risking his reputation to search for aliens. Tech tycoons are bankrolling his quest.

Avi Loeb thinks the public has a right to know the truth about UFOs. He hopes his controversial ide…

Marianne Guenot   


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A signal linked to aliens by a Harvard professor may have been caused by a passing truck

Harvard's Avi Loeb led an expedition searching for potential extraterrestrial technology on the sea…

Marianne Guenot   


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Debris from China's disintegrating rocket enters Earth's atmosphere

Most of the debris from the rocket burned up during its re-entry, the official media quoted t…

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Meet the black hole at the center of our galaxy: Scientists just took its picture for the first time

Researchers unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole lurking at the heart of our gal…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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Scientists might reveal the first photo of our galaxy's central black hole on Thursday. Watch their announcement live.

Seven research institutions are holding simultaneous press conferences to announce what's being bil…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Fresh photographs of Milky Way’s black hole Sgr A* reveal strong, twisted magnetic field similar to M87*

The colossal black hole named Sagittarius A* resides at the heart of the Milky Way, approximately 2…

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NASA is investigating where a chunk of metal that smashed into a Florida house came from

Most space debris burns up as it enters Earth's atmosphere, but a homeowner in Naples, Florida, wit…

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This new photo of a supermassive black hole is unlike any before, showing powerful magnetic fields spiraling around it

A new photo of the Milky Way's supermassive black hole taken from the Event Horizon Telescope shows…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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North Korea's twice-failed spy satellite is now up and running, aerospace experts say

Maneuvers made by the North Korean spy satellite Malligyong-1 prove that it's functional and has pr…

Mia Jankowicz   


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A bizarre galaxy NASA spotted at the edge of the universe could upend what we know about supermassive black holes

A very early galaxy puzzling scientists suggests supermassive black holes may not have come from de…

Marianne Guenot   


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An amateur astronomer caught one of the brightest fireballs ever seen on Jupiter. Watch the rare video footage.

An asteroid or comet smacked Jupiter on camera. Only a few impacts this big and bright have ever be…

Maiya Focht,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Black holes mysteriously burp up fragments of stars they destroyed years earlier, and scientists have no idea why

Up to half of black holes studied burped up star remnants years after tearing them apart. The resea…

Marianne Guenot   


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Earth's neighboring star Betelgeuse unexpectedly got 50% brighter part of a weird process that will end in the dying star going supernova

Observers have spotted some bizarre behavior from Betelgeuse in recent years, as it sheds light on …

Marianne Guenot   


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Astronomers spot a sneak peek of Earth's death a star swallowing a planet whole — for the first time

Telescopes saw into our future when they spotted a burst of light from a distant star. It was gulpi…

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New image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows thousands upon thousands of stars in a galaxy 17 million light years away

The James Webb Space Telescope is peering into the mysterious hearts of galaxies. Most recently, it…

Jessica Orwig   


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NASA telescope images reveal brightest explosion ever recorded, as a star collapses into a black hole

Astronomers think the powerful gamma-ray burst comes from a supernova: the collapse of a dying star…

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What is OceanGate? Meet the company that made a business out of risky deep-sea tours of the Titanic shipwreck.

The vessel at the center of the search and rescue effort, Titan, is operated by OceanGate. Its CEO …

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In a single work week, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope broke the record for the oldest galaxy ever observed

Webb allowed astronomers to see the oldest and most distant galaxy ever spotted. Scientists believe…

Paola Rosa-Aquino