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  1. 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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  2. Science & Society

    Scientists Say: Theory

    A theory is an explanation of how part of the world works. It’s one that’s been tested many times and in many ways.

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  3. Space

    Strange but true: White dwarfs shrink as they gain mass

    Telescope observations of thousands of these stars now confirm a decades-old theory on how their masses relate to their waistline.

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  4. Life

    If bacteria stick together, they can survive for years in space

    Tiny clumps of bacteria can survive at least three years in outer space. This raises the prospect of interplanetary travel by microbial life.

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  5. Space

    Scientists Say: Asteroid, meteor and meteorite

    Asteroids, meteors and meteorites are all space rocks. But one is in orbit, another is in the atmosphere and the third is on the ground on Earth.

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  6. Tech

    Let’s learn about space robots

    Space robots can take pictures of other planets, analyze samples of their surface and even peer into their interiors.

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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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