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Japanese Probe Deploys Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu

Japan's Hayabusa2 probe, which has been circling the asteroid Ryugu since late June, has deployed two little "rovers" called MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B toward the space rock's surface.

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NASA HAS JUST RELEASED 2,540 STUNNING NEW PHOTOS OF MARS - Physics-Astronomy.org

If it's quiet solitude and beauty you seek, there is no better place than the surface of Mars. Mars has earned its moniker as the red planet, but the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) can transform the subtle differences of soi

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Meet Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the Pioneer Who Found the First Pulsar

When Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered the first pulsar 51 years ago, she revealed a new tool for solving many mysteries of the cosmos.

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Astronomers Make a Surprising Discovery from 12.5 Billion Years Ago

A team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery: 12.5 billion years ago, the most opaque place in the universe contained relatively little matter.

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What Is the Most Massive Star?

The most massive known star is R136a1, more than 300 times as massive as the sun.

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    Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Is a Comet After All

    It turns out that 'Oumuamua, our first known interstellar visitor, is a comet after all.

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    NASA showcases gorgeous new photo of Jupiter that looks almost too amazing to be real – BGR

    Man, Jupiter sure is weird. The gas giant is one of the most-photographed objects in our Solar System thanks to its mesmerizing, swirling cloud tops, but NASA's latest photo of the colossal planet is even more jaw-dropping than usual.

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    Three baby planets detected around a faraway star for the very first time - Science News - ABC News

    They orbit a star 330 light years away and they're already as big as Jupiter — but these planets are just getting started.

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    Curiosity Rover Finds Organics Hidden In Mars’ Mudstones And Methane In Its Atmosphere | Astronomy.com

    Astronomy.com is for anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy events, cosmology, planets, galaxies, asteroids, astrophotography, the Big Bang, black holes, comets, constellations, eclipses, exoplanets, nebulae, meteors, quasars, observing, telescope

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    This May Be the Best Evidence Yet of a Water Plume on Jupiter's Moon Europa

    The case for a giant plume of water vapor wafting from Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa just got a lot stronger.

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    Saturn May Be the Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Jupiter's Moons

    A new study describes how Saturn could have been critical to the formation of Jupiter's four Galilean moons.

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    Earth-Like Mud Cracks Found On Mars Confirm Ancient Lake Dried Up 3.5 Billion Years Ago

    The mud cracks reveal fresh details about the ancient climate of Mars. In January 2017, NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover stumbled upon what looked like ancient mud cracks in the Martian soil inside ...

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    Stunning NASA Juno Image Captures Sunrise and Sunset on Jupiter in One Shot

    The image stitches together several photos to show off the details where night and day meet.

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    Pluto’s Surface Changes Faster Than Earth’s, And A Subsurface Ocean Is Driving It

    At a resolution of only 80 meters (260 feet) per pixel, Pluto was revealed at resolutions thousands of times better than Hubble. These mountains aren’t static and stable, but rather are temporary…

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    LIGO’s Greatest Discovery Almost Didn’t Happen – Starts With A Bang! – Medium

    On August 17th, 2017, a gravitational wave event unlike any other showed up in one of the LIGO detectors: at Hanford, WA. Just a few days prior, the first black hole-black hole merger with all three…

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    Topographic map reveals Titan's highs and lows - Futurity

    These maps are giving astronomers a fresh look at Saturn's moon, revealing some discoveries and a new mystery.

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    'Totally Wrong' on Jupiter: What Scientists Gleaned from NASA's Juno Mission

    By the time Juno launched, astronomers had a pretty good idea of what to expect from the new images and data it would collect at Jupiter — or so they thought.

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    Magnets with a single pole are still giving physicists the slip | Science News

    Using data from particle accelerators and dead stars, scientists eliminate some possible masses for magnetic monopoles.

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    White dwarf’s inner makeup is mapped for the first time | Science News

    The first map of the internal composition of a white dwarf star shows these stellar corpses contain more oxygen than expected, challenging stellar evolution theories.