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Mapping Our Galaxy: The Milky Way Revealed

Mapping Our Galaxy: The Milky Way Revealed

The European Space Agency will unveil on Wednesday a three-dimensional map of a billion stars in our galaxy that is 1,000 times more complete than anything existing today...

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NASA Launches Rocket On Asteroid Probe Mission

NASA Launches Rocket On Asteroid Probe Mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - An Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday carrying a robot space probe on NASA’s first quest to collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth in hopes of learning more about the origins of life...

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Comet Probe Rosetta Will End Mission With a Bang

Comet Probe Rosetta Will End Mission With a Bang

The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe has been orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for over two years. During that time, the probe has taken thousands of measurements, taken high-resolution photos, and even sent a small lander to the surface of the comet...

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New Research Reveals Hundreds of Undiscovered Black Holes

New Research Reveals Hundreds of Undiscovered Black Holes

New research by the University of Surrey published today in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society has shone light on a globular cluster of stars that could host several hundred black holes, a phenomenon that until recently was thought impossible...

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Scientists May Have Just Unveiled The Real Loch Ness Monster

Scientists May Have Just Unveiled The Real Loch Ness Monster

The legend of the Loch Ness monster has fascinated us for over a thousand years, inspiring hoax photographs and monster hunting cruises on the Scottish lake that gave the creature her name. But though Nessie has fascinated generations of believers, it wasn’t until yesterday that scientists were able to shed light on her very real past—unveiling a historic discovery 50 years in the making...

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NASA’s InSight Lander Mission to Mars Set For Takeoff in 2018

NASA's InSight Lander Mission to Mars Set For Takeoff in 2018

Finally, NASA's InSight lander mission is set for takeoff in the spring of 2018. It was announced on Friday, Sept. 2, that the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) will be up after patching all the structural issues that stymied its scheduled launch in March 2016...

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Proxima B: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New Earth-Like Planet

Proxima B: 5 Things You Need to Know About the New Earth-Like Planet

The world of science news was recently abuzz with an incredibly exciting new discovery—a roughly Earth-mass planet orbiting the star Proxima B a mere 4.2 lightyears away. The discovery has been described as an “astronomy dream come true.”...

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