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The Moon Shines Brighter Than the Sun… in Gamma Rays

The Moon is brighter than the Sun, if you’re measuring it in gamma rays. Sort of. Read More >>

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This Enormous Supernova Was Unlike Anything Seen Before

Astronomers have observed a supernova unlike any ever observed before, and it might be strong evidence of an important kind of stellar death that would have shaped early galaxies. Read More >>

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A Baby Planet Might Have Smashed Right into Young Jupiter

Jupiter’s core seems off, astronomers think, in a way explainable by an ancient collision with another enormous body, perhaps one 10 times the mass of Earth. Read More >>

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Astrophotographer Discovers a Tiny ‘Churymoon’ Around Famous Comet

An astrophotographer has spotted what looks to be a moon orbiting the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the target of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission. Read More >>

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How to Watch the Peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

One of the year’s best meteor showers peaks tonight into tomorrow and Wednesday, which means it’s a great opportunity to wake up early, find a dark place outdoors, and enjoy the spectacle. Read More >>

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Something Big Just Slammed Into Jupiter

An amateur astronomer in America captured a rare sight earlier this week when an apparent meteor slammed into Jupiter’s thick upper atmosphere. Read More >>

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Astronomers Uncover Ancient Treasure Trove of Massive Galaxies

Astronomers have spotted a puzzling population of enormous galaxies in the far distance that will be crucial targets for upcoming telescopes. Read More >>

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This Rugby Ball-Shaped Planet is Leaking Heavy Metal

This hot Jupiter is so close to its host star that gravitational forces are squeezing it into a rugby ball-like shape. Not only that, its temperatures are so extreme that heavy metal gases are escaping into space from the exoplanet’s atmosphere – a phenomenon never seen before until now. Read More >>

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Oh My God Stop It With the Fake Moon Names What the Hell Is a ‘Black Moon’ That Isn’t Anything

An easy way to grab someone’s attention is by telling them that something is different about the Moon. The Moon, you see, is our night sun, and thus holds an important place in our minds and hearts. Read More >>

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Jupiter’s Volcanic Moon Io Continues to Surprise Scientists

Scientists have published five years of observations of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io, revealing just how strange the world is. They even describe one volcano that might be influenced by the moon’s orbit. Read More >>

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How Did We Miss Last Week’s Shockingly Close Asteroid Flyby?

Last week, an asteroid flew by the Earth, coming as close as 44,342 miles away. No, you shouldn’t worry about this specific asteroid (anymore, at least), but you might wonder how we missed it. Read More >>

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Scientists Think They Know Why So Many Meteorites Look Like Cones

You might think of meteors as flashes in the sky that result in lumpy-looking meteorites on the ground. But not all meteorites are lumps. A substantial population, like the leftovers from the 2013 Chelyabinsk airburst, are notably conical. One team of scientists thinks they know why. Read More >>

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Hundreds of Protestors Block Work Crews Ahead of Thirty Meter Telescope Construction in Hawaii

Construction preparation for what is supposed to be one of the world’s biggest and most powerful telescopes was set to begin Monday in the US state of Hawaii, but opponents aren’t making it easy. Read More >>

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This Asteroid Will Not Hit Earth

Breaking news for all you doomsday lovers out there: The 20-50 metre asteroid 2006 QV8 will NOT hit the Earth on 9th September. Read More >>

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Physicists Wonder: Why Has No One Been Killed by Dark Matter?

The fact that no one has died from being struck by dark matter is enough proof to rule out certain ideas about the mysterious stuff, according to one new theory paper. Read More >>