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Star Search: Gaia Tallies Up Our Milky Way

Star Search: Gaia Tallies Up Our Milky Way

Author: Shannon Stirone / Source: WIRED This week we’ll be staying local—but not here on Earth, or even in our solar system. We are zooming through our own galaxy, the Milky Way, because the European Space Agency just has released the long-awaited data set...

Snowstorm on a Comet

Snowstorm on a Comet

Author: Miss Cellania / Source: Neatorama We followed the adventures of the Rosetta spacecraft as it approached and sent the Philae Lander onto the surface of comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The European Space Agency (ESA) is just now releasing substantial...

A Chinese space station will fall to Earth this weekend

A Chinese space station will fall to Earth this weekend

Author: Lisa Grossman / Source: Science News IT’S A BIRD… This radar image of the Chinese Tiangong-1 space station was recently captured by scientists at Germany’s Fraunhofer FHR research institute. The craft is losing altitude and will burn up in Earth’s...

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