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Enormous Black Hole Is Too Big for Its Galaxy

A newfound giant black hole nearly as massive as 7 billion suns is dozens of times larger than astronomers expected given its host galaxy's size, researchers say. This finding may…

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NASA Slammed a Probe Into a Comet 10 Years Ago Today

When you're watching the fireworks displays this Fourth of July, take a moment to reflect on some cosmic pyrotechnics that NASA pulled off a decade ago. On July 4, 2005,…

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European satellite blasts off to provide new color view of Earth

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – An unmanned Vega rocket blasted off from French Guiana on Monday to put a sophisticated Earth-watching satellite into orbit, a European Space…

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European satellite blasts off to provide new color view of Earth

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – An unmanned Vega rocket blasted off from French Guiana on Monday to put a sophisticated Earth-watching satellite into orbit, a European Space…

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Scientists plan risky move to get Rosetta spacecraft nearer comet

By Victoria Bryan PARIS (Reuters) – European scientists are planning a risky manoeuvre to obtain their Rosetta spacecraft closer to the comet it is orbiting, so it can communicate with…

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Scientists plan risky move to get Rosetta spacecraft nearer comet

By Victoria Bryan PARIS (Reuters) – European scientists are planning a risky maneuver to obtain their Rosetta spacecraft closer to the comet it is orbiting, so it can communicate with…

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Galaxy Crashes May Give Birth to Powerful Space Jets

Powerful jets of material spewing from the edge of monster black holes may be more likely to arise where two galaxies have merged together, a new study suggests. Like a…

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Italian Astronaut Shows Off Space Station's Snack Supply (Video)

When it comes to preparing for a long-duration space trip, forget the Tang; what you really need are some wholesome snacks. Aspiring astronauts received a glimpse of spaceflyers' snack options…

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Out-of-Control Russian Spacecraft Will Fall from Space Overnight Tonight

An out-of-control Russian cargo ship is headed for a destructive plunge into Earth's atmosphere overnight between Thursday & Friday (May 7-8), with satellite watchers around the world trying to pinpoint…

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Halifax space enthusiasts create winning Hubble tribute video

Haligonians Halley Davies & Martin Hellmich took first place in an international competition to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope. The two entered the contest honouring the 25 years Hubble has…

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