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32 planets discovered outside solar systemupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 16:30:00

Thirty-two planets have been discovered outside Earth's solar system through the use of a high-precision instrument installed at a Chilean telescope, an international team announced Monday.

'Giga Galaxy Zoom' offers tour of Milky Wayupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 13:20:00

The name is already taken, but "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" might be a fitting title for a new interactive view of the Milky Way unveiled this week by the European Southern Observatory.

Black hole found at center of galaxyupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 05:25:00

German astronomers say they have discovered conclusive proof of a supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy.

High-tech gadgets for stargazers updated: Thu Mar 15 2007 10:45:00

Popular Science aviation editor Eric Adams, covers cars, airplanes, space travel, military technology, and astronomy.

Three new planets found around sun-like starupdated: Thu May 18 2006 11:46:00

Three medium-sized planets of roughly the same mass as Neptune have been discovered around a nearby sun-like star, scientists announced today.

Crab Nebula poses for Hubble close-upupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 12:18:00

The Hubble Space Telescope has caught the most detailed view of the Crab Nebula, revealing the intricate epitaph of a long-dead star.

Astronomers capture photo of extrasolar planetupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 12:06:00

After a few close calls, astronomers have finally obtained the first photograph of a planet beyond our solar system, SPACE.com has learned.

Photo may be first of extrasolar planetupdated: Fri Sep 10 2004 09:04:00

A group of European-led astronomers has made a photograph of what appears to be a planet orbiting another star. If so, it would be the first confirmed picture of a world beyond our solar system.

Black holes multiply in new observationsupdated: Mon May 31 2004 11:16:00

European researchers have found 30 previously hidden supermassive black holes anchoring faraway galaxies, which suggests there at least twice as many of the colossal gravity wells as thought.

Stars near sun wild, waywardupdated: Tue Apr 06 2004 16:40:00

A new survey of stars near the sun reveals a wild and crazy past in which wanderers arrived from all directions under the gravitational influences of black holes, clouds of gas and invading galaxies.

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