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SN 1006: The Brightest Supernova in Recorded History

The image above shows the extent of the supernova remnant designated SN 1006. In this X-ray image taken with the…

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Astronomers Find the Oldest Known Oxygen in the Universe

The image above shows some detail of cluster of galaxies known as MACS J1149.5+2223, which is located almost at the…

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Proof Found That Venus and Jupiter Affect Earth’s Climate

The image above shows rock formations within the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona. It was from deep within the…

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Star Facts: Alphard

Alphard (Alpha Hydrae) has an apparent visual magnitude of +2.0, making it the brightest star in Hydra, the largest of…

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New InSight Spacecraft to Study Interior Structure of Mars

The image above shows an artists’ impression of the deployed InSight spacecraft on the surface of Mars. The craft was…

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Earth’s Water Supply Survived Moon-Forming Impact

The image above shows an artist’s impression of the impact between Earth and a Mars-sized object in an event that…

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The Night Sky This Month: May 2018

The main zodiac constellations that can be seen in the night sky this month includes Gemini and Cancer, which can…

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Spring Constellations of the Northern Hemisphere

The advent of spring in the Northern Hemisphere is slowly ushering in improved seeing conditions, and along with it, a…

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Tens of Thousands of Black Holes Found in the Milky Way

The image above shows the Milky Way stretching across the sky, with Sgr A*, the area of space that contains…

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The Great Leonids Meteor Storm of 1833

The image above shows a depiction of the great Leonids meteor storm that occurred on November 13th, 1833 in which…

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