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Jupiter Up Close and Personal
On the way to Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft has provided astronomers a close-up look at Jupiter and its moons.

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Pluto is Pink-Slipped!
What would its discoverer Clyde Tombaugh have to say? An article and commentary by Astronomer Bill Georgevich.

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Earth-like planet discovered 20 light years away
A planet similar to Earth orbits a dim red star known as Gliese 581. Astronomers say the planet is composed of rock and water.

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New Evidence of Dark Matter
Images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope indicate that vast amounts of the mysterious material reside in the universe.

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The Hadron Collider: The End of Life as We Know It?
The Large Hadron Collider will not bring the end Life as we know it — but there are some other things that might.

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Halloween Comet Appears as a New Star in the Sky
Comet Holmes, first discovered in 1892, has brightened so remarkably that for a little while the constellation Perseus appears to have a new star.

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A "Freakishly Massive" Star Explodes
Astronomers have seen the most powerful stellar explosion ever recorded. The “freakishly massive” star is about 150 times the mass of the Sun.

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New Planet in a Sun-like Solar System
Astronomers have announced the discovery of a fifth planet around the star 55 Cancri, 41 light-years away in the constellation Cancer.

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Rings of Uranus Seen Edge-On
Astronomers are getting an unprecedented,glare-free view of the rings of Uranus as it swings edge-on to Earth - a short-lived view we get only once every 42 years.

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Images of the August 27, 2007 Lunar Eclipse
A complete guide to the August 2007 lunar eclipse. See images and animations.

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Google Brings the Universe to a Computer Near You
Google Sky just offers detailed imagery and information of the known universe. Now anyone can explore space from their own computer.

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Populating Google's Sky
Since the debut of Google Sky, astronomers have jumped in to populate it with the most recently discovered celestial objects.