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Photo The Death Comet
The Death Comet
Just after Halloween, a comet nicknamed “the Death Comet” for its spooky, skull-like appearance will pass by Earth. 
Photo Mythology Sunday: The Milky Way
Mythology Sunday: The Milky Way
Welcome to the first post in a new series called Mythology Sunday! 
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, two neutron stars merged
For the first time ever, scientists have been able to detect both the first light aftermath and gravitational wave emission resulting from two merging neutron stars 
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Exoplanet Indicators
A new study suggests that orbiting disks of dust and debris can indicate the presence of an exoplanet nearby. 
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James Webb Space Telescope
It has been 27 years since the Hubble telescope was launched into orbit.