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SOHO coronograph image of a CME

GALLERY: Solar blast

The Sun has unleashed a huge eruption of plasma, or coronal mass ejection, spotted by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft.

False-colour image of star HD 4230

Lone star has two planets

A new giant planet, perhaps twice the mass of Jupiter, has been located in a star system about 250 light-years from Earth.

Sunset image of dishes of the Australia Telescope Compact Array

Australian astronomer wins prestigious award

The former director of two of the world’s largest telescopes, Professor Ron Ekers, has been awarded a gold medal for his contributions to radio astronomy.

Montage of space calendars

2014 astronomy and space calendars

It’s not too late to grab one of these beautiful 2014 astronomy and space exploration calendars.

This image shows the remnant of Supernova 1987A

A stellar dust factory

A giant supernova seen in 1987 is producing the kind of dust that fills many galaxies.

Artist's impression of an exoplanet

Five new rocky planets discovered

Astronomers have announced the discovery of another handful of planets as they work on expanding the galactic planetary census.

artist's impression shows a disc of dust and gas surrounding a star

Some stars have split personalities

Astronomers know that about half of all Sun-like stars belong to multiple-star systems, but have debated over how such systems are formed.

The Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula

Two space telescopes have teamed up to provide a new view of the Crab Nebula, one of the most famous celestial bodies.

Artist's view of exoplanet GJ 1214b

Cloudy weather on an alien world

Weather forecasters on exoplanet GJ 1214b would have an easy job. Today’s forecast: cloudy. Tomorrow: overcast. Extended outlook: more clouds.

Small sky map showing the Moon near Aldebaran

What’s up? The night sky for January 2014

Here’s our guide to when and where to see the Moon and planets for the month of January 2014.