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NASA: Meteor In Russia Threw Up Globe-Girdling Plume Of Debris

The bus-sized meteor that slammed into Russia in February, causing a massive shock-wave and injuring hundreds of people, sent a plume of dust into the stratosphere that circled the globe in just four days and lingered for months, NASA says.<p>The Feb. 15 meteor at Chelyabinsk near Russia's southern …

Is Voyager 1 really out of the solar system?

Scientists split over whether Nasa probe has finally left the solar system after 36 years<p>It's 36 years since Voyager 1 was dispatched in 1977 on a mission to send back images of Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere and volcanic eruptions on one of its moons, Io. Then it was due to travel on to Saturn to …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

How to predict the end of the universe

How can we gauge the age of the Universe – and when it might end? Cosmologist Renee Hlozek says we can do so by viewing light that has taken billions of years to reach us.<p>Renee Hlozek says there are vital clues about the fate of the Universe waiting to be discovered – clues 13 billion years in the …

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Space Oddities: 8 of the Strangest Exoplanets

Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar system, there are more than 900 confirmed exoplanets and thousands of additional candidates. Some of the worlds out there are just plain out-there.<p>Twenty years after scientists confirmed the first planets beyond our solar …

'Mature' Galaxies Around Not Long After Big Bang, Study Says

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope to peer some 11 billion light-years into space and as many years back in time have seen something they didn't expect: fully formed galaxies when the universe was still quite young.<p>Galaxies come in three broad categories — spirals, such as our own Milky …

You can help name newly discovered planets, if you follow the rules

For decades, the names given to newly discovered planets have almost always failed to live up to the excitement these celestial finds represent. (Take for example forgettable monikers such as CFBDSIR2149, HD 189733b, 55 Cancri e, and Kepler-69c.) The organization that oversee's the naming of new …

A magnetar at the heart of our Milky Way

Radio astronomers are using a pulsar with a strong magnetic field to investigate a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.<p>Astronomers …

Meteor meets Magellanic Clouds

Here’s a cool shot of a meteor that happened to pass between the two Magellanic Clouds, our MIlky Way galaxy’s satellites.<p>If you’re far enough south …

Astonomers Image Magenta Planet GJ 504b

Astronomers have imaged GJ 504b, an exoplanet which glows a dark magenta. An artist's depiction of the planet is pictured above. The planet has …