Hunter Robinson

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Quaoar: Planetoid Beyond Pluto

Quaoar is a planetoid that lies beyond Pluto's orbit in the solar system. Its discovery in 2002, as well as subsequent discoveries of other small …

Magnetic 'Fingerprints' of Milky Way Galaxy Revealed in New Map (Image)

Scientists using a European space telescope have created the best map yet of our Milky Way galaxy's magnetic field, a set of cosmic "fingerprints" …

Watch 2 Neutron Stars Merge and Form Black Hole (Video)

An amazing new NASA video shows two super-dense neutron stars tearing each other apart in a cataclysmic cosmic merger that ultimately forms a black …

Awesome NASA Animation Shows Neutron Stars Ripping Each Other Apart (VIDEO)

Unless you're very, very unlucky, you're never going to bump up against a black hole. But a new animation from NASA gives a spectacular, close-up look at a black hole forming from the collision of two neutron stars.<p>These aren't bumper cars. NASA says these collisions are among the most violent …

Astronomers find odd gas giant exoplanet traveling far from its star

The planet is about 2,000 times the Earth-sun distance from its star, a record among exoplanets. That means it takes about 80,000 Earth years for the …