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  1. Space

    Here’s why people picked certain stars as constellations

    Patterns of human eye movement help explain why particular sets of stars form iconic shapes, a high school student showed.

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  2. Space

    Ingenuity helicopter makes history by flying on Mars

    The copter's 40-second-long flight in the Red Planet’s thin air is only the first in a planned series of daring flights.

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  3. Space

    Scientists Say: Planet

    Planets have to orbit a star, be big enough to form a sphere and keep other objects out of their path around their star.

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  4. Space

    Rogue planets wander the galaxy all alone

    Some planets don’t orbit stars. They were kicked into space long ago. The newest, smallest one found is only about as massive as Earth.

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  5. Space

    Meet ‘Pi’ — a new Earth-sized planet

    Searching through data from NASA’s K2 Mission, researchers found a new planet. Some call it K2-315b, others smile and refer to it as “Pi Earth.”

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  6. Physics

    2020 Physics Nobel goes for delving into black holes

    Although Einstein’s general theory of relative suggested black holes might exist, this year’s winner’s helped show they actually are out there.

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  7. Space

    A weird cousin of our solar system is caught on camera

    New photo reveals a cousin to our solar system. It’s star has a mass similar to the sun’s and is orbited by two gas giant planets.

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  8. Physics

    Could ripples in spacetime point to wormholes?

    A new calculation reveals that strange gravitational waves detected by LIGO and Virgo could see if a black hole were falling into a hypothetical tunnel in spacetime.

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  9. Space

    Milky Way’s tidal forces are shredding a nearby star cluster

    The nearest star cluster is being pulled apart, due largely to the tidal forces of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Bye bye, Hyades!

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