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Artist interpretation of the rings around the remote asteroid Chariklo. (Credit: European Southern Observatory)

Icy Rings Discovered Around Asteroid

Astronomers stunned to find two icy rings around a non-planetary object.

CBS Tampa–03/27/2014

File photo of an unmanned rocket. (Photo by BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Telescope Spies Water Plumes On Dwarf Planet Ceres

First evidence of an icy surface on Ceres, now one of the few bodies in the solar system known to have water.

CBS Tampa–01/23/2014

SETI astronomer Frank Marchis says we may be less than two decades away from finding an Earth-like planet. (Getty Images)

Astronomer: We’re 10-15 Years Away From Finding Earth 2.0

SETI astronomer Frank Marchis says we’re very close to finding an Earth-like planet orbiting another star.

CBS Tampa–01/15/2014

Scientists have found a planet way out in the cosmos that's close in size and content to Earth — an astronomical first. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

Scientists Find First Earth-Size Planet With Rocky Core

Scientists have found a planet way out in the cosmos that’s close in size and content to Earth — an astronomical first.

CBS Tampa–10/30/2013

The planet Venus appears close to the crescent Moon as Jupiter (R) appears nearby during a rare planetary alignment on December 1, 2008.  (credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Study: Life-Sustaining Planets May Exist Beyond Our Solar System

According to a recent study, scientist say planets in a solar system over 100 light years from Earth can sustain life.

10/12/2013

File photo of another galaxy. (Photo by NASA/Getty Images)

Astronomy Union: Planet, Star Naming Services Are Scams

According to the International Astronomical Union, however, services that off people the chance to purchase naming rights to various planets are nothing more than scams.

04/15/2013