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There Might Be Supergiants

A new view from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals the goings on in a cluster full of massive stars.

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Measuring Neutron Stars Exactly

Astronomers can measure a neutron star's diameter by effects of gas skimming around its surface at 40% of light speed.

Spacecraft and Space Missions

"Magnificent" Neutron Star Found

Sizzling with X-rays but mum at radio frequencies, a nearby, on-its-own neutron star is causing astronomers to scratch their heads.

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Mira's Marvelous Tail

Mira, the closest and brightest of the red long-period variable stars, has thrown off a gassy hood and a comet-like tail so big that if you could see them, they would overflow your telescope's field of view.

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Hubble Lifts the Veil

New images from the Hubble Space Telescope show parts of the Veil Nebula in Cygnus in unprecedented detail.

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Stars that Smoke

Astronomers have resolved carbon soot clouds around one of the sky's best-known R Coronae Borealis–type variable stars.

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Thanks to Akari, I'm Seeing (Infra)Red

Japanese and European astronomers have proudly unveiled the first all-sky map of the deep infrared sky in more than 20 years.

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