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Graveyard of Stars May Lie at Milky Way's Center

An unidentified blast of powerful X-rays suggests something violent is happening at the core of the galaxy—but astronomers aren't sure what it is.<p>The center of the Milky Way is a crowded, violent place, where stars and gas clouds whirl at high speed around a gigantic black hole. Now astronomers …

Humans Are Made of Stardust: Discoveries From Exploring The Cosmos

Do you dream of exploring the cosmos? NASA Astronomer Natalie Batalha tell us what it's like to be an exoplaneteer—and what it'll be like for …

Astronomers Have Been Seeing the Same Supernova Explode for 40 Years

Now, don't you tell me you don't remember me because I sure as heckfire remember you<p>Thanks to some light-bending optics, scientists have been experiencing a touch of <i>Groundhog Day</i> when they look out at the cosmos. The same supernova has been showing up over and over.<p>Located more than 9 billion light …

The Interstellar Tourist’s Guide to Exoplanets

Ancient miniature solar system hints at existence of alien life

A miniature version of solar system with planets like Earth existed 11 billion years ago and could have held ancient life, say scientists<p>A miniature solar system with five Earth-sized planets existed 11 billion years ago, at the dawn of the universe, scientists have discovered.<p>The planets clustered …

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