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Christopher Crockett

Nine planets orbiting a nearby star

HD 10180 might be nine planets solar system. Slightly larger and brighter than our sun, this star might comfort human visitors with its familiar yellow glow.

Galaxies caught in act of capturing star ingredients

The discovery is an important step to understanding how galaxies grow and sustain themselves over timescales as long as the age of the universe.

A supernova in M95

Currently supernova SN 2012aw is shining in galaxy M95with the light of 500 million suns and will most likely get much brighter.

Citizen scientists uncover a galaxy of bubbles

Since December 2010, over 35,000 citizen scientists have used Zooniverse to uncover thousands of giant gas bubbles in our Milky Way galaxy.