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  • 28 Aug 2000

    New oscillation in line with Einstein's prediction of how gravity warps the world

  • 21 Jul 2000

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  • 7 Jul 2000

    Panel recommends crashing spacecraft to protect pristine moon

  • 6 Jul 2000

    Discovery of a second life deepens astronomical mystery

  • 28 Jun 2000

    Titanic explosions that emit powerful flashes of energetic gamma rays are one of astronomy's hottest mysteries. Now an analysis of the nearest gamma ray burst yet detected has added weight to the popular theory that they are expelled during the death throes of supermassive stars.

  • 9 Jun 2000

    ROCHESTER, NEW YORK--The idea that stars can collide and merge has left the realm of science fiction and entered the arena of serious astronomy.

  • 15 May 2000

    Astronomers have for the first time discovered a dwarf galaxy that has a spiral structure, like our own Milky Way, albeit much smaller and fainter. Until now, dwarf galaxies seemed to lack such spirals. The unexpected find may shed light on the origin and evolution of dwarf galaxies.

  • 11 May 2000

    A strange star has flared up in a galaxy 25 million light-years from Earth and may soon become too dim to study. As a result, astronomers around the world are madly probing the mysterious object.

  • 10 May 2000

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  • 28 Apr 2000

    In a world of uncertainty, Einstein said, you can always count on the speed of light. Now a rigorous test of gamma rays from space shows that Einstein was right--at least to 20 decimal places.