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Paul Scott Anderson

Dying star’s explosive end seen by astronomers

For the first time, a dying star's explosive end has been caught as it happened. Two telescopes in Hawaii witnessed the event.

Mysterious dusty object baffles astronomers

Astronomers have found a mysterious dusty object orbiting a star 2,300 light-years from Earth. It's emitting large amounts of dust, yet remaining intact.

The 1st known exoplanet magnetic field

An international team of astronomers has discovered a magnetic field on exoplanet HAT-P-11b, a Neptune-sized world 123 light-years away.

Ice on Earth-like worlds might be rare

Ice on Earth-like worlds orbiting other stars may be fairly rare at the planets' poles, according to a new study from researchers in the U.S. and Switzerland.

10 months of Perseverance: New Mars discoveries

NASA announced exciting new results from the first 10 months of Perseverance exploring an ancient lakebed on Mars, from magma to organics.

Scientists find water in Mars’ Grand Canyon

A spacecraft orbiting Mars has made the unexpected discovery of water in Mars' Grand Canyon, otherwise known as Valles Marineris.

A Mars-sized exoplanet, like Mercury inside

Astronomers have found a nearby, blazing hot, Mars-sized exoplanet. It's like Mercury in composition and orbits its star in only 7.7 hours.

Seeking Europa’s water plumes with Clipper

Are Europa's water plumes real? NASA's Europa Clipper will launch in 2024 to visit this moon to answer this and other questions about its subsurface ocean.

Hundreds of new exoplanets from Kepler data

Scientists have found hundreds of new exoplanets in data from the Kepler mission. These include 301 new confirmed exoplanets and 366 new planetary candidates.

‘Mystery hut’ on the far side of the moon

China's Yutu 2 rover in the Von Kármán crater on the far side of the moon has spotted a roughly cube-shaped object on the horizon. What is Yutu 2's 'mystery hut'?