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Probing a Galactic Heart of Darkness


Posted by  Jennifer Ouellette  13 HOURS AGO   |   0

A dwarf galaxy called Segue 1 is hard to see. Why? Because it contains the highest concentration of dark matter found in a galaxy to date. Read more

Probing a Galactic 
Heart of Darkness

Spacecraft Sets Sail For Jupiter

Posted by  Irene Klotz  Fri Aug 5, 2011 01:00 PM ET   |   0

A robotic explorer named Juno has launched and is on its way to Jupiter. Read more

Spacecraft Sets Sail For 
Jupiter

Unidentified Sunken Object: Probably Not Alien

Posted by  Benjamin Radford  Wed Aug 3, 2011 07:21 PM ET   |   0

Deep ocean searchers have found what some are calling a UFO on the ocean floor. But are there other explanations? Read more

Unidentified Sunken Object: Probably Not Alien

A True Story of Astronomy in the Desert

Posted by  Nicole Gugliucci  Wed Aug 3, 2011 05:29 PM ET   |   0

During a three-week trip to South Africa, Nicole Gugliucci helped to build an exciting astronomical experiment in the desert. Read more

A True Story of 
Astronomy in the Desert

For New Cancer Therapies, Look to the Stars

Posted by  Jennifer Ouellette  Tue Jul 26, 2011 06:10 AM ET   |   0

Identifying the chemical elements in the stars could have a fascinating spin-off for cancer treatments. Read more

For New Cancer
 Therapies, Look to the Stars

Heat Emission 'Most Likely Cause' of Pioneer Anomaly

Posted by  Jennifer Ouellette  Sun Jul 24, 2011 08:48 PM ET   |   0

It's looking more and more likely that the explanation for the so-called "Pioneer anomaly" is not due to new physics, but to far more mundane factors. Read more

Heat 
Emission 'Most Likely Cause' of Pioneer Anomaly

Where Do You Put a Gigantic Telescope?

Posted by  Nicole Gugliucci  Sun Jul 24, 2011 03:29 PM ET   |   0

Radio astronomers have longed for a telescope with a full square kilometer of collecting area. Now, as it comes closer to reality, they are trying to decide where to put it. Read more

Where Do You Put a 
Gigantic Telescope?

Atlantis' Final Reentry Over Cancun, Mexico

Posted by  Ian O'Neill  Fri Jul 22, 2011 06:25 AM ET   |   0

Once again, videographer Noe Castillo has captured space shuttle history through his camera lens. Read more

Atlantis' 
Final Reentry Over Cancun, Mexico

Hubble Discovers New Pluto Moon

Posted by  Irene Klotz  Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:29 PM ET   |   0

Pluto may have been demoted to dwarf planet status, but it's queen bee to a clutch of moons that now number four. Read more

Hubble Discovers New Pluto
 Moon

Do 'Ultracool' Brown Dwarfs Surround Us?

Posted by  Ian O'Neill  Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:49 PM ET   |   0

Could the discovery of two neighboring brown dwarfs indicate that more of these ultracool "failed stars" are nearby? Read more

Do 'Ultracool' 
Brown Dwarfs Surround Us?

Get Ready for 'Manhattanhenge' on July 13

Posted by  Jennifer Ouellette  Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:57 AM ET   |   0

It may not be Stonehenge, but Wednesday will see a different kind of solar alignment over the New York City skyline. Read more

Get Ready for 
'Manhattanhenge' on July 13

Hubble Logs Millionth Observation: Photos

Posted Thu Jul 7, 2011 01:53 AM ET   |   0

On Monday, July 4, the Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its latest milestone: a million scientific observations. Read more

Hubble photos

Eroding NASA Science: Space Telescope Scrapped?

Posted by  Ian O'Neill  Wed Jul 6, 2011 06:13 PM ET   |   0

After months of James Webb Space Telescope mismanagement accusations, a U.S. House subcommittee has recommended the $6.5 billion project's cancellation. Read more

Eroding 
NASA Science: Space Telescope Scrapped?

Messier 105 Galaxy: 'I'm Not Dead Yet!'

Posted by  Jennifer Ouellette  Mon Jun 27, 2011 04:19 PM ET   |   0

Who says old galaxies don't have kick left in them? Read more

Messier 105 
Galaxy: 'I'm Not Dead Yet!'

First Photos of Incoming Asteroid 2011 MD

Posted by  Ian O'Neill  Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:27 PM ET   |   0

As asteroid 2011 MD approaches, astronomers have been hard at work photographing the incoming space rock. Read more

First Photos of 
Incoming Asteroid 2011 MD
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