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Astronomers have discovered a clump of 73 quasars spanning four billion light years at its widest point -- that's like 40,000 Milky Way galaxies lined end-to-end.
Reporter Ron Cowen discusses his top picks from a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
Will Congress cut funding for Hubble’s successor?
From the Gulf oil spill to the creation of synthetic life, a look at the science that made headlines in 2010.
We'll take you inside the American Astronomical Society's Planetary Sciences meeting, going on this week.
Although it's been years since the first publications of signs of water on Mars, support for the idea of lots of liquid water in the planet's past keeps coming in.
From changing ideas of how black holes operate to a solar system that's decidedly off-kilter, we'll get highlights from a meeting of astronomers.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope, and we're having a celebration.
We'll get the latest from researchers at this week's meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
Much-maligned moths are more than the butterfly’s drab cousin.
Hawk moths feed like hummingbirds. Ty Hedrick wants to know how they hold steady...
Can woolly bear caterpillars predict winter weather?
Several newly-discovered species of caterpillar in Hawaii function equally well ...
A virus known as baculovirus sends caterpillar climbing for the treetops.
\tLegend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy bristles are really used for.