After being assessed by the Standing Review Board, NASA has announced that the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope’s will be delayed until 2020.
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According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope is likely to be delayed again, and exceed its cost cap.
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A new study by scientists at NASA JPL has revealed that 55 Cancri e is not a lava planet after all, but actually has a thick, Earth-like atmosphere.
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A new study by an international team of researchers has proposed a new theory about Tabby’s Star, indicating that it be due to an uneven dust cloud orbiting the star
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While viewing a massive star in the Fireworks Galaxy that was expected to go supernova, a team of astrophysicists instead found that it had formed a black hole.
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A new study by an international team of researchers has revealed information about the surface conditions on TRAPPIST-1’s outermost planet.
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Images of the Crab Nebula are always a treat because of it has such intriguing and varied structure. Also, just knowing that this stellar explosion was witnessed and recorded by people on Earth more than 900 years ago (with the supernova visible to the naked eye for about two years) gives this nebula added fascination. […]
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Using data from the Chandra observatory, a team of researchers witnessed the most distant X-ray explosion ever observed, and are not sure what caused it.
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After examining the strange object known as CFBDSIR 2149-0403, a team has determined that it is either a solitary planetary-mass object or a high-metallicity brown dwarf.
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In what is the biggest announcement in exoplanet-hunting history, NASA has announced the discovery of seven rocky exoplanets around a single star, three of which are potentially-habitable
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