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New class of enormous spiral galaxies discovered

Astronomers have discovered an entirely new breed of super massive galaxies that had previously been hiding in plain sight among spiral galaxies such as our own Milky Way. The vast galactic structures rank among the most luminous and largest of any galaxies discovered to date, and are believed to shine up to 14 times brighter than the Milky Way galaxy.Read More

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NASA to light fire on orbiting space craft

In what might sound like a rather frightening first, NASA plans to set fire in a spacecraft in orbit. Scheduled for May, the Spacecraft Fire Experiment-I (Saffire-I) will take place aboard an unmanned Cygnus cargo ship after it completes its resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The purpose of this controlled pyrotechnic experiment is a better understanding of large-scale fires in zero gravity and improving spacecraft design safety.Read More

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Dawn marks its one-year anniversary orbiting Ceres

NASA's Dawn spacecraft recently marked its one-year anniversary of becoming the first man-made object to enter orbit around a dwarf planet. Join us as we take a look at the spacecraft's many achievements in shedding light on what had previously been a little known member of our solar system, Ceres.
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Mercury's dark secret

NASA's MEcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging spacecraft (MESSENGER) may have burned up last year, but the data it gathered before its demise is still being put to good use. Scientists have used the information to reveal the secret behind the dark appearance of Mercury's surface, with the results partially contradicting a recently proposed theory on the matter.Read More

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Spacecraft zooms in on lonely Ceres mountain

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has succeeded in capturing the most detailed views to date of the solitary mountain nicknamed Ahuna Mons, discovered on the dwarf planet Ceres. The images that were captured by Dawn in December 2015 will hopefully help shed light on some of the many mysteries surrounding the mountain, including its as-of-yet unknown creation process.Read More

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