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Discovery nearly doubles the number of high redshift quasars, a tool for studying cosmic evolution.
Some 40 light-years away, "super-Earth" identified as new target for atmospheric study.
Astronomers have gotten their first look at exactly where most of today’s stars were born.
A flash of X-rays captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is unlike any scientists have seen before.
ESO’s Very Large Telescope spots brand-new type of star formation
Mission has pinpointed an object responsible for the galaxy's high-energy radiation.
Data suggest black holes swallow stellar debris in bursts.
For the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, it's been a long time between dinners.
Funding will complete array and measure signals from universe’s first stars.
Images are from the first 1.7 years of this massive "cosmic census," and contain 70 million galaxies and stars.