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  • List of planets spotted outside our solar system now tops 500

    Cool Astronomy List of planets spotted outside our solar system now tops 500

    Inaccurate? Possibly. Arbitrary? Definitely. But nonetheless, on Nov. 19, the list of confirmed exoplanets topped 500, and that's still worth celebrating.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/18

    The driver of a van that crashed into LaRoe's restaurant sits at a booth (l.) looking at his van in Grand Rapids, Ohio. According to Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn, the van and another vehicle were involved in a traffic crash along Front Street near the restaurant. The van driver, an 84-year-old man from Paulding County, subsequently drove into the restaurant. No injuries were reported.

  • Youngest black hole evidence found in cosmic explosion aftermath

    Youngest black hole evidence found in cosmic explosion aftermath

    Evidence of perhaps the youngest black hole in the galaxy has been found, following a cosmic explosion over 30 years ago.

  • Deflecting Earth-bound asteroids becoming a global effort

    Deflecting Earth-bound asteroids becoming a global effort

    Europe is ramping up efforts to detect incoming asteroids. Scientists and astronauts met for the first time in Germany to discuss options for defending the Earth from asteroids.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: The Milky Way

    In this Nov. 2009 photo, the Milky Way spreads across the night sky over Mormon Row, an historic settlement, in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. The light in the distance is the city of Driggs, Idaho, on the west side of the Teton Mountain Range.

  • NASA's Bolden walks tight rope on China trip

    NASA's Bolden walks tight rope on China trip

    NASA administrator Bolden's trip to China comes at a time of upheaval in the US human spaceflight program, including doubt about Bolden's future at the space agency's helm.

  • Asteroid collision possibly spotted by Hubble telescope

    Asteroid collision possibly spotted by Hubble telescope

    Asteroid collision: The Hubble Space Telescope has spotted an odd X shape in our solar system's asteroid belt, in what could be the first image of an asteroid collision in space.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour launch held up by space traffic jam

    Space Shuttle Endeavour launch held up by space traffic jam

    Endeavour is scheduled to launch a day later than previously planned on its visit to the International Space Station, to make room for an unmanned cargo ship.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day: Plasma

    In this x-ray photo provided by NASA, the sun is shown early in the morning of Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010. The dark arc near the top right edge of the image is a filament of plasma blasting off the surface - part of the coronal mass ejection. The bright region is an unassociated solar flare.

  • In Pictures Space photos of the day 09/23

    In one of the most detailed astronomical images ever produced, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured an unprecedented look at the Orion Nebula. This turbulent star formation region is one of astronomy's most dramatic and photogenic celestial objects. More than 3,000 stars of various sizes appear in this image.