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Astronomers: Monster Black Hole Wakes Up After 26 Years

The monster black hole system of V404 Cygni is emitting violent bursts of X-rays after lying dormant for over a quarter century.

06/26/2015

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Astronomers Find Brightest Galaxy In Early Universe, May Hold Clues To Origins Of Life

Stars in the CR7 galaxy could be the furnaces where heavy elements necessary for life were forged.

06/17/2015

pluto charon

NASA’s Hubble Shows Pluto’s Moons Tumbling In Chaos

Astronomers created computer simulations of Pluto’s moons using data from the Hubble Space Telescope.

06/04/2015

The Milky Way’s Massive Stars The red spots in this illustration show young, massive stellar objects are distributed in four major arms in the Milky Way. The black bulls-eye shows Earth’s location. (Credit: Robert Hurt of the Spitzer Science Center)

Study: European Spacecraft Could Find 70,000 New Alien Worlds

The European Space Agency’s Gaia mission could potentially find up to 70,000 new exoplanets in the Milky Way.

CBS Tampa–11/09/2014

Larger galaxies are unable to create new stars at a rapid enough pace so they start to "eat" stars in neighboring galaxies. (Photo By Nasa/Getty Images)

Study: Monster Galaxies Resort To Cannibalism To Keep Growing

Larger galaxies are unable to create new stars at a rapid enough pace so they start to “eat” stars in neighboring galaxies.

10/07/2014

The journey to finding another "Earth" is making progress as NASA's Kepler mission confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone around a sun-like star. (File photo of Earth. Nasa/Getty Images)

Data: Earth’s Magnetic Field Weakening 10 Times Faster Than Originally Thought

European astronomers say the Earth’s magnetic field could flip so that compasses would point south.

CBS Tampa–07/09/2014

Artists conception of a red dwarf star. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

Astronomers Find Star That Will Gobble Up Its Planets

Kepler-56 will devour two of its planets as it balloons into a red giant.

CBS Tampa–06/10/2014

Artist conception of a rocky planet in a binary star-system, one of which is a red dwarf. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt via Getty Images)

Scientists: The Universe’s Most Common Stars Could Make Alien Life Impossible

Red dwarfs are the most common stars in the universe, but their solar winds may blast a planet’s atmosphere into space.

CBS Tampa–06/05/2014

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

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