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9 Breathtaking Space Photos That Will Make You Say WOW

<i>Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Legacy Archive; Composition: Giuseppe Donatiello</i> I feel pretty good when I take a great photo of a sunset or of a …

NASA tracking huge asteroid due to skim past Earth hours before the Royal Wedding

<b>EXPERTS at NASA have revealed they are keeping tabs on a huge asteroid which is due to skirt past Earth hours before the Royal Wedding.</b><p>The giant …

A Meteor Shower From Halley's Comet Peaks Tonight. Here's How to See It.

The opportunity to see Halley's Comet pass Earth comes once, maybe twice in a lifetime. Arguably the most well-known comet, it only passes once every …

These synchronized galaxies are upending what we know about the universe

Throughout the universe, countless small galaxies rotate around larger host galaxies—our Milky Way has at least a few dozen hangers-on—and theory …

Universe

Top stories: tumor-blasting injections, unmasking peer reviewers, and killer whales that talk

In the world of animal models, naked mole rats are the supermodels. They rarely get cancer, are resistant to some types of pain, and can survive up …

Immune System

Part spider, part scorpion creature captured in amber

Amber mined for centuries in Myanmar for jewelry is a treasure trove for understanding the evolution of spiders and their other arachnid relatives. …

Paleontology

OU astrophysicists discover planets in extragalactic galaxies using microlensing

A University of Oklahoma astrophysics team has discovered for the first time a population of planets beyond the Milky Way galaxy. Using …

Partial Solar Eclipse and 6 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in February

Get ready to see a sprinkling of meteors, a Martian showdown, a "false dawn," and more amazing celestial sights.<p>The coming month heralds the return of a cosmic pyramid, a series of stunning lunar pairings, and a partial solar eclipse. You’ll even have the chance to spy on Mars meeting up with its …

Astronomy

Bumpy road: Goepper overcomes depression for 2nd Olympic run

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — In the aftermath of his history-making triumph at the Sochi Olympics — the non-stop parties, the interview on Letterman, the …