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Kepler telescope eyes disintegrating planet

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has found a planet being destroyed by the heat of its own parent star. The 1500-light-year distant object has a long tai…

New NASA telescope to see invisible stars

NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer space telescope will be able to see neighbouring stars that have been up until now invisible to astrono…

Herschel ‘fingerprints’ the biggest star

The European Space Agency’s new orbital space telescope has observed the death throes of the largest star known to science 4,500 light years away …

Einstein space-time theory proof found

Two highly charged particles that have arrived within a second of one another at Nasa’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope could represent strong evi…