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Watch live: Longest near-total lunar eclipse for nearly 600 years

North America and much of South America are set to enjoy a “near-total” lunar eclipse, the longest of its kind…

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Study: Oldest civilization in Americas used astronomy to orient buildings

Caral, a civilization that flourished around 5,000 years ago in what is today north-central Peru and is regarded as the…

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Search for life on other worlds tops astronomy to-do list

A U.S. survey of astronomers puts the search for extraterrestrial life at the top of their to-do list for the…

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Technology

The Guide for the Next Decade of Space Research Just Dropped

Who pays for the United States’ astronomy and astrophysics projects—our collective staring into the void, seeking cosmic answers? Well, we…

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US astronomers plan $11 billion telescope to picture another Earth

A massive report on priorities for the next decade of US astronomy recommends building a telescope that could one day…

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Technology

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Extends Deep into the Gas Giant

The Great Red Spot—the iconic, swirling eye of Jupiter, a persistent storm that could swallow Earth whole—has more surprises yet.…

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Technology

A Strange Radio Signal Was Just From Earth, Not Aliens

Last fall, a colleague of Sofia Sheikh’s posted a message in her group’s Slack channel, where members of the Breakthrough…

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Promising radio signal isn’t aliens, just human-generated interference

The Breakthrough Listen project detected radio waves that seemed to be the best candidate yet for an alien signal, but…

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Astronomers left puzzled by the dimmest supernova ever seen

By Leah Crane The night sky with stars and blue nebula manuel_adorf/Getty Images The faintest supernova ever seen has been…

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Arid meteor shower makes new appearance in southern hemisphere skies

By Will Gater A meteor shower in the region of the Aquila constellation Lubo Ivanko/Alamy Astronomers have spotted a brand-new…

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