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From SPACE.com: "Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home" 2013

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February 22, 2013
Nola Taylor Redd

The Milky Way galaxy is most significant to humans because it is home sweet home. But when it comes down to it, our galaxy is a typical… 1,313 more words

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From SPACE.com: "How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve 'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Mystery"

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August 28, 2014
Elizabeth Howell

Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic… 715 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Cosmic Quest: Who Really Discovered Neptune?"

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August 28, 2014
Geoff Gaherty

Neptune will appear directly opposite the sun in the sky tomorrow (Aug. 29), but despite the potentially clear view of the planet from Earth, the truth about the person who first discovered the distant world remains cloudy. 542 more words

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More Rabbits on the Moon?

There are several teams competing for Google’s Lunar XPRIZE.  One team is going their own way, because instead of using just one robot, the team, Hakuto (which is Japanese for rabbit), is using two.   286 more words

John Holst

From SPACE.com: "Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa: Best Bet for Alien Life?"

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August 22, 2014
Nola Taylor Redd

Jupiter’s moon Europa doesn’t look like a particularly inviting place for life to thrive; the icy satellite is nearly 500 million miles (800 million kilometers) from the sun, on average. 1,167 more words

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