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Andromeda's Dwarf-Galaxy Mashup --Astronomers Make a Surprising Discovery

"Stars in a dwarf galaxy often move around at random, but this is not exactly the case for Andromeda II. In particular we could see that a stream of …

Record-Breaking Meteorite Crash on Moon Sparks Brightest Lunar Explosion Ever

The high-speed impact of a wayward space rock on the surface of the moon last year triggered the brightest lunar explosion ever seen, scientists …

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The 1,000-Year-Old Black Hole --Youngest in the Milky Way

The supernova explosions that destroy massive stars are generally symmetrical, with the stellar material blasting away more or less evenly in all …