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At just 1,600 light-years away, this is now the closest known black hole to Earth

The dormant black hole, dubbed Gaia BH1, sits 1,600 light-years away, three times closer than the last black hole to hold the record.

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NASA's planetary defense mission will test asteroid deflection, but how realistic is it?

NASA's DART mission mimics what scientists would do if an asteroid were headed toward Earth, but there are a few differences compared to defense against a real asteroid impact.

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NASA Shares the 5 Cosmic Targets of James Webb's First Photos

NASA has revealed the five targets that will be shown when the James Webb Space Telescope's first full-color photos are released.

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This galaxy cluster is so massive it warps space-time and bends light

An image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy cluster named Abell 1351, so unimaginably massive it is bending space-time itself.

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AI powers breakthrough in faster-than-sound jet engines

New research using AI is streamlining simulations of hypersonic aircraft engines, which have defense and commercial applications.

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See SpaceX's Starship Mars rocket fully stacked for testing on the pad (photos) | Space

New images show Starship getting ready for an orbital test flight, which SpaceX hopes to launch a few months from now.

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NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Nails Seventh Flight on Mars

NASA's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has completed its seventh flight on the red planet, taking a photo of the Martian surface during its 63-second trip.

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A 150-million-mile selfie stick: How NASA's Perseverance rover overcame 'time and space' to capture first Mars panorama

The panorama is a composite of 142 individual images taken by Perseverance's Mastcam-Z camera system and shared by the rover's Twitter account.

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Researchers develop AI framework that predicts object motion from image and tactile data | VentureBeat

Researchers developed an AI framework that can predict the motion of objects from visual and tactile data.

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New technique proves capable of reversing age-related vision loss – BGR

Scientists used a mouse study to demonstrate that it's possible to reverse age-related vision decline. The team used genes that are present during embryo development to give the eyes of the mice a sort of boost, and it proved effective.

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Why NASA wants to put a nuclear power plant on the moon

NASA plans to build a nuclear power plant on the moon and Mars to support its long-term exploration plans.

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$700 Quintillion Metal Asteroid Is Likely Former Planet Core

16 Psyche, an asteroid made up of 95% metals, is estimated to be worth $700 quintillion, and may even be the former core of a protoplanet.

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California's Eerie 'Earthquake Pause' Is Unprecedented

California hasn't seen a ground-rupturing earthquake in 100 years. That's unprecedented.

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Turns Out Coffee Acts on Your Brain Like Cannabis, But in Reverse

A new study on the consumption of coffee has revealed the world's most common recreational drug affects our metabolism far more deeply than we realised.