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Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.

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  1. Space

    Born in deep shadows? That could explain Jupiter’s strange makeup

    Dust that blocked sunlight might have caused the gas giant to form in a deep freeze, a new study suggests.

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  2. Space

    Cosmic filaments may have the biggest spin in outer space

    These rotating threads of dark matter and galaxies stretch millions of light-years. Scientists want to know how their spin begins.

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  3. Space

    Moon-sized white dwarf is the smallest ever found

    This dead star is also spinning very fast and has an amazingly powerful magnetic field.

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  4. Space

    Spin in this Milky Way bar may show cosmic dark matter does exist

    A method akin to studying a tree’s rings reveals the timeline of a slowdown in those stars at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy.

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  5. Space

    Huge arc of galaxies is surprising and puzzling cosmologists

    The arc appears to violate a cosmic rule that on such large scales, matter will be evenly distributed.

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  6. Space

    The Milky Way’s ‘yellowballs’ are clusters of baby stars

    The mysterious cosmic objects — first spotted by citizen scientists — turn out to be infant stars of various masses.

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  7. Planets

    The pebbled path to planets

    Small pebbles zipping through a sea of gas may give rise to mighty planets.

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  8. Physics

    Staying grounded in space requires artificial gravity

    On TV, people in space walk around like they’re on Earth. How can science give real astronauts artificial gravity? Spin right round, baby.

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  9. Planets

    Scientists discover likely source of the moon’s faint yellow tail

    These sodium atoms are part of the debris kicked up from the moon’s surface, mostly by micrometeorites, two new studies conclude.

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