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The winning photographs for the 13th annual Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards have been announced, and the sun is the star of the show.
Here's a look at stunning astronomy images from the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
A parade of life-size stone camel carvings in northern Arabia dates back to the Stone Age, new research finds.
A new freely downloadable universe simulation reveals the structure of galaxies and galactic clusters over more than 13 billion years of history.
A six-year search of space beyond the orbit of Neptune has netted 461 newly discovered objects, including four that could shed light on Planet Nine.
Astronomers have fetched some cool new views of a dog-bone-shaped asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter.
The Greenland ice sheet, nearly 2 miles thick in places, hides a landscape of canyons, mountains, fjords and gem-like lakes.
About a billion years of rock went missing at the Grand Canyon, and scientists now think they know why.
These mutations may make delta the most transmissible coronavirus variant yet. Here's how the variant became so formidable.
A female giant squid caught off the coast of Japan mated with a single male in her lifetime, a surprising finding given what little is known about these creatures' reproduction.
The partially mummified remains of an urbane Pompeii resident have been discovered in a tomb outside the city center.
COVID-19 vaccines largely prevent severe illness, but the delta variant raises the question of whether and when booster shots will be needed.
Get ready: The Perseid meteor shower peaks on Thursday (Aug. 12), and it has the potential to put on a good show.
A dead minke whale that washed ashore in a Massachusetts town smells so horrible that authorities plan to cart it to a landfill.
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