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This is a Hubble Space Telescope view of a very massive cluster of galaxies, MACS J0416.1-2403, located roughly 4 billion light-years away and weighing as much as a million billion suns. The cluster's immense gravitational field magnifies the image of gal

NASA Space Telescopes Detect Faintest Galaxy in the Universe

Scientists have detected the faintest known galaxy in the universe, from a distance of 4 billion light years away.

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The Most Distant Galaxy Discovered

Astronomers discovered the most distant galaxy, which formed 13.1 billion years ago.

This artist's impression of super-Earth 55 Cancri e shows a hot partially-molten surface of the planet before and after possible volcanic activity on the day side.

Closest 'Super Earth' Not Full of Diamonds But Scorching Lava and Volcanoes

New observations reveal that the closest super Earth, 55 Cancri e is apparently covered with volcanoes and lava due to extreme, scorching surface temperatures.


Two Telescopes Cooperate to Detect the Most Distant Planets

The discovery showcases how Spitzer can be used in solving the puzzle of how planets are distributed throughout our flat, spiral-shaped Milky Way galaxy.


NASA Telescopes Find Water on Exoplanet 122 Light Years Away

Detecting water vapor on a planet is truly pivotal in the search for life beyond the solar system.

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