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Weird asteroid spun so fast it literally exploded itself

For the first time, astronomers have captured images of a rare type of asteroid that rotates so quickly it literally cracks itself up.

By March 20, 2015

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Mars once had an ocean bigger than the Arctic

NASA scientists have analysed the water signatures in Mars' atmosphere to determine that the planet once had a primitive ocean bigger than the Arctic Ocean on Earth.

By March 5, 2015

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We are legion: Pairs of humans communicate brain-to-brain

In a continuation of earlier research, University of Washington scientists have demonstrated human brain-to-brain communication with multiple pairs of people.

By November 6, 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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Cosmic effort provides best view yet of distant colliding galaxies

Behold the best look yet at a massive intergalactic train wreck in progress. It's also a glimpse at what the universe looked like when it was only half its current age.

By August 26, 2014

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Asteroid breaks up just like in Atari game

A phenomenon known as "YORP torque" is ripping an asteroid apart, and thanks to a team of telescopes, astronomers have been able to watch for the first time ever.

By March 6, 2014

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Visiting Mauna Kea, the world's best spot for stargazing

Crave's Eric Mack recently trekked to the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano to visit one of the most advanced observatories on Earth, the "eyes of humanity" in the middle of the Pacific.

By February 19, 2014

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Most distant known galaxy spotted: Time for a road trip?

Astronomers have found a galaxy so distant that when they look at it, they see conditions going back to when the universe was in its relative infancy.

By October 23, 2013

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Newly spotted wet asteroids point to far-flung Earth-like planets

In a distant solar system, water-soaked chunks of rock that contain two of the key elements of a habitable planet have been spotted for the first time.

By October 11, 2013

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Telescopes fire lasers into space in awesome time-lapse video

The observatories at Hawaii's Mauna Kea send beams into the heavens in this gorgeous recording by Sean Goebel.

By October 9, 2013