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Astronomers: Monster Black Hole Wakes Up After 26 Years

The monster black hole system of V404 Cygni is emitting violent bursts of X-rays after lying dormant for over a quarter century.

06/26/2015

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Astronomers: Volcanoes May Be Erupting On Venus

Data from the latest unmanned mission to Venus suggests several areas of volcanic activity on the surface.

06/23/2015

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Astronomers Find Brightest Galaxy In Early Universe, May Hold Clues To Origins Of Life

Stars in the CR7 galaxy could be the furnaces where heavy elements necessary for life were forged.

06/17/2015

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Comet Lander Makes Second Contact Since Waking Up

The Philae spacecraft broke its silence on Saturday by sending a signal back to Earth from the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

06/15/2015

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Three Space Station Astronauts Return Safely To Earth

American Terry Virts, Italian Samantha Cristoforetti, and Russian Anton Shkaplerov landed in Kazakhstan after 199 days on the station.

06/11/2015

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NASA’s Hubble Shows Pluto’s Moons Tumbling In Chaos

Astronomers created computer simulations of Pluto’s moons using data from the Hubble Space Telescope.

06/04/2015

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SpaceX Capsule Completes First Test Of Crew Escape System

A crash-test dummy was the only passenger as the space capsule launched itself out to sea and landed on the ocean using a system of parachutes.

05/06/2015

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Italian Astronaut Brews, Sips First Fresh Espresso In Space

Samantha Cristoforetti fired up the specially designed espresso-maker and sipped from a zero-g cup.

05/04/2015

A Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft blasts off for the International Space Station on March 28th, 2015. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

Space Station Crew: Russia Spinning Supply Ship A Total Loss

An unmanned Russian resupply spacecraft spun out of control shortly after takeoff Tuesday, missing its scheduled rendezvous with the International Space Station.

04/29/2015

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SpaceX Shipment Arrives At Space Station

The International Space Station receives its first espresso machine, along with other equipment and supplies.

04/17/2015

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