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Computer simulation shows birth of Saturn’s rings

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Saturn's rings differ a little from those of Uranus. Using computer simulations from telescope and probe data, scientists have a model for why that happens.

Planet in the Goldilocks zone of Proxima Centauri

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The closest star, besides the sun, to Earth is Proxima Centauri. Scientists have detected a planet orbiting the star, and it may be able to support life.

Meteors in Perseid shower could come early

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Astronomers think the number of shooting stars in the Perseid meteor shower Friday could surge even before the normal peak time.

White House hosts 2nd Astronomy Night

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The 2nd Astronomy Night brought a range of dignitaries, scientists, astronauts, and young people to the White House lawn Saturday.

Total lunar eclipse to occur on Sept. 27

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A total eclipse of the moon will occur on Sept 27-28, 2015. Peak at 10:47 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Last of a lunar tetrad.