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10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

Jupiter and Saturn are awash in diamonds, say scientists

Some of the diamonds floating around inside of Saturn may be so large that they could perhaps be called “diamondbergs.”<p>Recent work by planetary …

US astronomy organization plans closure of Arizona scopes : News blog

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Planet Made Of Diamond May Not Be So Bling After All

Don't give up hope! It could still be diamond, but new data show that's less likely.<p>The first diamond planet ever found may not actually contain all that much of the precious stone. Sad!<p>In an analysis published last year, a team of astronomers from Yale University concluded that an exoplanet called …