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Scientists Discover Bizarre World With Three Suns, 300-Year Seasons

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 07.07.2016 | Science

“Star Wars” fans love Tatooine and its twin suns, but astronomers working with one of the world’s biggest telescopes have done Luke Skywalker’...

9 Stellar Places to Stargaze

Jetsetter.com | Posted 06.24.2016 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

You don't have to own a fancy computerized telescope or hold a degree in the planetary sciences to enjoy a simple night of stargazing. Here, peep the ...

Most Of Us Can't See The Milky Way Anymore. That Comes With A Price.

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.10.2016 | Science

The silver ribbon of stars that wraps the night sky has long been an awe-inspiring sight for anyone who cares to look up. But that’s not the case an...

Everything You Need to Know About Project Starshot

Quora | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Throwing Shade at the Sun: Ranking All the Different Types of Stars

Inverse | Posted 04.07.2016 | Science
Inverse

This article was originally posted on Inverse. By Neel V. Patel There are an estimated 1 billion trillion stars in the universe. (That's a 1 follo...

Astronomers Spot 9 Monster Stars With Hubble Telescope

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science

Look out for these monsters. Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have identified nine monster stars with masses over 100 times that of the sun...

Why Do We Look Up To The Stars?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 02.28.2016 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Record-Setting Eclipse Discovered With Help From Some Very Old Photos

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.22.2016 | Science

Total solar eclipses are short-lived events, lasting no more than a matter of minutes. Eclipses of other stars in our galaxy -- so-called stellar ecli...

Black Hole Eats A Star The Size Of Our Sun... And Burps

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 12.01.2015 | Science

This cosmic giant has no manners. Some 300 million light years away, a supermassive black hole has swallowed a star and burped up a jet of matter at ...

The Isle of Sark Is Really As Majestic As It Sounds

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

You're right off the coast of Normandy, a speck of land in the cold waters of the Channel between France and England. A mere 25 miles west of the Cherbourg Peninsula of France, and 80 miles south of the British coast. A steep-sided and car-free paradise.

Massive New Telescopes To Be The Largest In The World

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.12.2015 | Science

Science is about to enter a new age of cosmic discovery -- one with massive telescopes capable of looking back to the very beginning of time and, perh...

Are There Signals Coming from Deep Space?

Seth Shostak | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science
Seth Shostak

The star KIC 8462852 may have an unpronounceable name, but just about everyone with an interest in aliens has been talking about it. As of today, they can elaborate their discourse with some new results.

If You Want To See The Best Starry Nights, Go To Arizona

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel

Stargazing is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy wherever there's a beautiful night sky. But if you want to take your stargazing up a few ...

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.01.2015 | Science
Xaque Gruber

The concept of a Dyson Sphere is not a new one. It was first described by futurist writer Olaf Stapledon in his 1937 science fiction novel, Star Maker.

We All Shine On

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun." -- John Lennon Last night after watching the nine-o'clock news (not recommended)...

Alien Engineering Around Strange Star?

Seth Shostak | Posted 10.22.2015 | Science
Seth Shostak

There's a new big dipper in the nighttime sky. No, it's not a cozy constellation, but a distant, non-descript star that behaves like a shipboard semaphore, beaming flashes of light into the cosmic darkness that seem random, but may not be.

My Profound Dream

Deanne Sihr | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deanne Sihr

I had just turned 30 when I had a profound dream that changed my perception of the world forever. I've spent the past two decades trying to fully gras...

'Wet' Galactic Collisions and Grandiose Star Formation

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 09.14.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

In the observable universe, galaxies (the gravitational grouping of stars, dust, gas and dark matter) come in three main flavors: spirals, ellipticals and irregulars. Yet each flavor has its own distinguishing characteristic.

Psychotherapy in (and of) Everyday Life

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often stop to realize that our daily interactions with other people -- to whom we might feel love, hate or indifference -- can help us becom...

Bruno Mars, Pitbull And 33 Other Stars' Real Names Revealed

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.27.2015 | Latino Voices

It's common practice for entertainers to change their given names for the stage and screen, and some of our favorite Hispanic stars are no exception. ...

Showered with Stars

Donna Henes | Posted 08.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

On the nights of August 11 and 12 weather permitting, we will be able to see the Perseid meteor showers -- the year's best with up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak.

'Blue Hook' Star Mystery Finally Solved

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza & David Freeman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Science

Astronomers may have just solved a mystery 10 billion years in the making. It has to do with so-called "blue hook" stars, which have less than hal...

The Upper Peninsula Is Totally Underrated, And Here's Proof

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.03.2015 | Travel

In Marquette, a remote Michigan beach town further north than some parts of Canada, the only thing more enchanting and boundless than the views of Lak...

Brightest Planets Meet on Tuesday

Dean Regas | Posted 06.25.2016 | Science
Dean Regas

You've probably seen them in the evening: two suspiciously bright lights in the western sky. What are they? Planes? UFOs? No, they're the two brightest planets and they're heading for a dramatic conjunction Tuesday night.

Astronomers See Signs Of Universe's Earliest Stars

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.18.2015 | Science

With help from giant telescopes on the ground and in space, astronomers have detected what may be some of the first stars ever to have formed in the u...