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California's Still Growing Thomas Fire Spews Brown Smoke in NASA Image
SPACE.COM A NASA satellite captured an image showing a thick curtain of brown smoke billowing from the Thomas Fire in Southern California yesterday (Dec. 14). 5 hours
Weightlessness and Its Effect on Astronauts
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A better way to weigh millions of solitary stars
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Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours
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Dawn of a galactic collision
SCIENCE DAILY A riot of color and light dances through this peculiarly shaped galaxy, NGC 5256. Its smoke-like plumes are flung out in all directions and the bright core illuminates the chaotic regions of gas and dust swirling through the... 2 days
Artificial intelligence, NASA data used to discover eighth planet circling distant star
SCIENCE DAILY Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling... 2 days
Discovery of new planet reveals distant solar system to rival our own
PHYS.ORG The discovery of an eighth planet circling the distant star Kepler-90 by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google's Christopher Shallue... 2 days
No alien 'signals' from cigar-shaped asteroid: researchers
PHYS.ORG No alien signals have been detected from an interstellar, cigar-shaped space rock discovered travelling through our Solar System in October, researchers listening for evidence of extraterrestrial technology said Thursday. 2 days
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TechCrunch  Google and NASA today announced the discovery of... 2 days
'Outshone Everything in the Universe': Scientist Talks Gravitational Waves in NYC
SPACE.COM A dedicated scientist engaged an audience of college students and local leaders in New York on the emerging field of gravitational wave astronomy. 2 days
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