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Get your telescopes ready: Three planets visible in March

Keep your eyes on the night sky this month and you might just spot Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter.

Starquakes reveal massive internal magnetic fields

Astrophysicists studying starquakes have discovered powerful magnetic fields within red giants, which can tell us a lot about how the stars were born, lived, and died.

120-year-old astronomical photos discovered in basement

Retired astronomer unearths photo of 1919 solar eclipse that helped prove Einstein's general theory of relativity.

History of the Milky Way revealed: The age of distant planets

Until now, scientists knew the age of only a few distant planets. But new research provides precise dates for 33 stars and their planets.

New discovery: small planets have circular orbits

Scientists develop new method to measure planetary orbits. It can provide important clues on how the planets formed and whether they have the potential to host life.

Cosmic dust change our understanding of the birth of the universe

A new study opens up for entirely new understanding of what the early universe looked like.

Scandinavian star cameras launched into space

NASA has just launched four spacecraft that will orbit the Earth to seek answers to fundamental mysteries about our planet's magnetic field and extremely high velocity particles.

Scientists observe exploding star through extremely rare cosmic phenomenon

Supernova discovery confirms Einstein's predictions and can be used to calculate the distribution of dark matter.

Black holes slow formation of new stars

New discovery helps us understand why galaxies have fewer stars than they're supposed to.

Historic discovery: huge electric field occurs spontaneously in laughing gas

Scientists have discovered a new, astonishing electric phenomenon.