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Watch RNA sequencing and astronomy expressed as dance

Every year, Science magazine challenges PhD students to explain the topic of their thesis in the form of dance. This year's finalists are in.

By October 27, 2014

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Here's what the lunar eclipse looked like from Mercury

Cameras on Earth weren't the only ones keeping an eye on the "blood moon" eclipse last week. NASA's Messenger space probe also captured the event.

By October 14, 2014

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Hungry black hole sucks up weight of 100 billion billion hot dogs a minute

Astronomers have located a black hole that appears to be from a new class of cosmic champion eaters.

By October 8, 2014

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10 years of XPrizes: Fixing the world one competition at a time

It was October 4, 2004 that Scaled Composites won the Ansari XPrize. 10 years later, what started as one man's quest to get to space has evolved into an international organization for global good.

By October 3, 2014

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Are we all here because of a black hole?

While we typically think of black holes as death pits from which nothing can escape, recent studies suggest black holes play a pivotal role in creating stars. Could one have created our sun?

By September 18, 2014

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Peek-a-boo! Astronomers spot 'T-Rex' of galaxies

By using the world's preeminent telescopes, astronomers peer behind a curtain of dust to find a giant star-making factory known as "Sparky."

By September 2, 2014

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Hubble captures breathtaking picture of dark and light nebulae

Hubble has captured a stunning photo of a baby star in close proximity to both a light nebula and a dark nebula overlapping.

By September 1, 2014

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A year's worth of (bad) astronomy facts

For most of 2012, Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy tweeted a random astronomy fact every day. To kick off 2013, you can read all of those facts in one place.

By January 8, 2013

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The spooky sounds of space

Since the 1950s, probes sent into space have been sending back data that reveal eerie sounds from the vastness of the galaxy.

By August 18, 2014

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Venus and Jupiter to snuggle in morning sky

Like shy kids at a dance, the two planets are slowly nearing each other, and will appear their closest for North American viewers on August 19.

By August 14, 2014