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  •  .Astronomers, For the First Time, Tentatively Find Water in Alien Brown Dwarf’s Atmosphere .Astronomers, For the First Time, Tentatively Find Water in Alien Brown Dwarf’s Atmosphere Water is a key ingredient for our kind of life, but it's actually a rather scarce resource.
  • Curiosity: Two Years of Wear & Tear Inflicted By Mars Curiosity: Two Years of Wear & Tear Inflicted By Mars As we celebrate Curiosity's second anniversary on the Red Planet, we look at how those two years have damaged the rover.
  • New Insight Into the Purpose of Stonehenge New Insight Into the Purpose of Stonehenge Stonehenge has been a source of mystery for centuries, but are we getting closer to some resolution?
  • No X-Rays From SN 2014J No X-Rays From SN 2014J Sometimes, it isn't what you find that surprises you, but what you don't find..
  • NASA’s Stardust Spacecraft May Have Identified Interstellar Particles NASA’s Stardust Spacecraft May Have Identified Interstellar Particles It looks like a NASA probe has found a distant piece of the cosmos close to home.
  • Light Pulses Lead to Discovery of Rare Black Hole Light Pulses Lead to Discovery of Rare Black Hole What a peculiar way to find an object known for intense destruction ...
  • New Quantum Gravity-Based Hypothesis Suggests Black Holes Become White Holes Soon After They Form New Quantum Gravity-Based Hypothesis Suggests Black Holes Become White Holes Soon After They Form It's pretty simple actually, but it will change how you see physics
  • Meet NASA’s Newest Design for a Warp Drive Ship Meet NASA’s Newest Design for a Warp Drive Ship Are warp drive engines in our immediate future? NASA seems to think so.
  • Are We There Yet? Yes! Rosetta Spacecraft Has Reached its Target. Are We There Yet? Yes! Rosetta Spacecraft Has Reached its Target. Scientists have yet again officially gone where no man has gone before

     

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