Space image: New supernova remnant lights up

( -- Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers are witnessing the unprecedented transition of a supernova to a supernova remnant, where light from an exploding star in a neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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Earth's dust tail points to alien planets

Did you know that the Earth has a dust tail? The Spitzer Space Telescope sailed right through it a few months ago, giving researchers a clear idea of what it looks like. That could be a big help to planet hunters trying to ...

dateNov 15, 2010 in Astronomy
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2012: Shadow of the Dark Rift

( -- One of the most bizarre theories about 2012 has built up with very little attention to facts. This idea holds that a cosmic alignment of the sun, Earth, the center of our galaxy -- or perhaps the galaxy's ...

dateDec 22, 2011 in Astronomy
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Comet Elenin: Preview of a coming attraction

( -- You may have heard the news: Comet Elenin is coming to the inner-solar system this fall. Comet Elenin (also known by its astronomical name C/2010 X1), was first detected on Dec. 10, 2010 by Leonid Elenin, ...

dateMay 05, 2011 in Space Exploration
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