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Finally, Really, You're Invited to Help Name Distant Planets

It's a new policy for the International Astronomical Union.<p>The world known officially as PSR B1620-26 b orbits a binary star system about 12,000 light-years away. With an estimated age of 12.7 billion years, PSR B1620-26 b is considered one of the oldest planets in the universe, more than twice as …

Found! Most Distant Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have discovered the farthest-flung stars yet known in the Milky Way.<p>The two objects — known as ULAS J0744+25 and ULAS J0015+01 — are about 775,000 and 900,000 light-years from Earth, respectively, making them both about five times more distant than a satellite galaxy known as the Large …

Puzzling X-rays in Perseus might point to dark matter

Astronomers have detected a mysterious X-ray anomaly that might be a signal of dark matter, the elusive, invisible stuff that makes up most of our …

Starwatch: A sister for the Sun?

A star has been found that may be a sister of our Sun, born in the same cloud of gas and dust in our galaxy, the Milky Way. The Sun, the Earth and the other planets coalesced some 4.54 billion years ago within a such a cloud, probably with thousands of other stars. This age comes from radiometric …

Hubble Telescope Unveils Most Colorful View of the Universe Yet

Changing Planet<p>Composite visible and near infrared light collected from Hubble over a nine-year period.<br>Courtesy of NASA/ESA<p>NASA’s Hubble space telescope has unveiled its most colorful window into the universe yet, a glimpse of some 10,000 galaxies spread across space. Some of those universes date …

Meet star cluster NGC 3590

This star cluster – called NGC 3590 – isn’t just pretty. It’s also helping astronomers understand the Milky Way galaxy in which our sun and Earth …

The Coma Cluster of galaxies

The Coma Cluster is one of the richest galaxy clusters known. How many suns and how many worlds might be located in this direction of space?<p>The Coma …

The 2014 McLaren P1 is a $1.15 million bargain

The future, the past, and the one thing we care about.<p>I want to discuss torque-fill. Buried within the multilayered PR prattle concerning the validity of McLaren's $1.15 million projectile lies technology that will profoundly alter the way performance cars deliver their treats. And in Woking, …

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