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Many of these exotic worlds belong to a class known as hot Jupiters. These are gas giants like Jupiter but much hotter, with orbits that take them feverishly close to their stars.

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Look up! What will you see during the month of February 2017?

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The evocative shapes of the clouds have led to their memorable names: the Cat’s Paw Nebula and the Lobster Nebula, respectively.

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This zoom sequence takes the viewer from a wide view of the Milky Way deep into a fascinating part of the famous constellation of Orion.

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New images taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have revealed otherwise invisible details of our Sun

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What would it be like to actually land on Pluto?

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This close-up video sequence gives a detailed look at a new image of the Orion A molecular cloud from the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile.

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ESA’s Huygens probe made its descent to the surface of Saturn’s hazy moon, Titan.

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ESO has signed an agreement with the Breakthrough Initiatives to adapt the Very Large Telescope instrumentation in Chile to conduct a search for planets in the nearby star system Alpha Centauri

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Earth will pass through a stream of debris from comet 2003 EH1 on January 3, 2017, producing celestial fireworks from a shower of meteors known as the Quadrantids.

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Neptune-mass worlds are likely the most common type of planet to form in the icy outer realms of planetary systems.

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At first glance, dwarf planet Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, may not look icy.

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The international iceberg patrol service set up after the sinking of the Titanic is now able to track drifting ice from orbit more swiftly through ESA-backed cloud computing.

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Though the super-Earth, GJ 536 b, doesn’t lie within its host star’s habitable zone, its close proximity to the relatively cool red dwarf make the planet an interesting prospect for atmospheric analysis.

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Scientists in Europe want to ensure the European Space Agency doesn’t abandon its plans for the Asteroid Impact Mission to study and test the latest asteroid deflection technologies.

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the upcoming supermoon — on Monday, Nov. 14 — will be especially “super” because it’s the closest full moon to Earth since 1948. We won’t see another supermoon like this until 2034.

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft watched clouds of methane moving across the far northern regions of Saturn’s moon, Titan, on Oct. 29­­­­ and 30, 2016.

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This month, November 2016, learn where and when to look for Venus, Jupiter and Saturn.

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The stars, which spin so fast they’ve been squashed into pumpkin-like shapes, are thought to be the result of close binary systems where two sun-like stars merge.

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This animation zooms from outside the Homunculus Nebula, which Eta Carinae ejected

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This animation zooms in on the massive star system Eta Carinae, located in the Carina Nebula.

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Expedition 49/50 Soyuz Commander Sergey Ryzhikov and Flight Engineer Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos and Flight Engineer Shane Kimbrough

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Listen as Wiseman answers the questions you would ask about living in space

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The dual-star system, dubbed LMC P3, contains a massive star and a crushed stellar core that interact to produce a cyclic flood of gamma rays, the highest-energy form of light.

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