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astrophysics

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Evidence of the Big Bang found in a cosmic 'double rainbow'

You should probably read this. It's only potentially one of the most important revelations in physics since Einstein's days.

By Mar. 17, 2014

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Pew pew! Scientists hatch plan to laser-blast space junk

Scientists have come up with a very video game-like way to take out orbiting space debris using ground-based lasers.

By Mar. 10, 2014

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Earth-size rocky planet is a hot mess

Astronomers locate a rare Earth-size rocky planet outside of our solar system, but it's not very hospitable.

By Oct. 31, 2013

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With Blue Waters, supercomputing goes national

In March, the University of Illinois' National Center for Supercomputing Applications unveiled Blue Waters. CNET Road Trip 2013 checked out our new national supercomputer.

By Jul. 4, 2013

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Mars mission finalist: Saying bye to family 'not a dealbreaker'

Gillian Finnerty, one of 1,058 people selected to the shortlist for the Mars One project, says going to Mars and never seeing her family again is like immigrating to Australia.

By Jan. 14, 2014

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First Earth-size planet that may hold water confirmed

Kepler-186f orbits an M dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus. More importantly, it's the first confirmed Earth-size, potentially habitable planet elsewhere in the universe.

By Apr. 17, 2014

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Titan supercomputer debuts for open scientific research

The system is powered by Nvidia GPUs and thought to be one of the two fastest supercomputers in the world. It's capable of making 20,000 trillion calculations each second.

By Oct. 29, 2012

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Wallops Flight Facility, NASA's hidden launch shop

Road Trip 2010: On the Atlantic coast of Virginia, the space agency uses a 6,000-acre facility to build and launch rockets and design high-altitude scientific balloons big enough to hold a sports stadium.

By Jun. 25, 2010

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NASA's Kepler may have spied its last Earth-like planet

The space agency is giving up on restoring its planet-hunting spacecraft to full operational capability, but that doesn't mean the mission is over just yet.

By Aug. 15, 2013