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IceCube telescope in Antarctica rules out sterile neutrinos

Astronomy News - 10 August 2016 - 8:52am

A search for a fourth kind of neutrino, a ghostly particle that could explain dark matter, has turned up empty

Triple signal of ‘alien megastructure’ star baffles astronomers

Astronomy News - 9 August 2016 - 9:27am

A new dimming signal makes the famous star even more challenging to explain, but astronomers aren’t claiming that it’s aliens… yet

Venus could have been habitable while life evolved on Earth

Astronomy News - 8 August 2016 - 9:11am

Turning back the clock on Venus with computer simulations suggests it might have once looked like early Earth and even been hospitable to life

Fleet of robots could hunt for life on icy moon Enceladus

Astronomy News - 4 August 2016 - 9:30am

NASA's Cassini orbiter is preparing for its death dive into Saturn, leaving behind questions about whether its watery moon is inhabited. Here's how we'll answer them