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Astronomers Just Found 300,000 Hidden Galaxies in Just a Tiny Patch of Sky - ScienceAlert
The Universe just got a little more crowded with the discovery of more than 300,000 potential galaxies in a tiny corner of the northern sky.

Guy gets tattoo to honor NASA’s Opportunity rover, but there’s one big problem - BGR
NASA’s Opportunity rover had a long, eventful stay on Mars, but unfortunately those days are now behind us. The rover has been officially declared dead after a dust storm last year caused its…

Gateway Foundation Shows off Their Plans for an Enormous Rotating Space Station - Universe Today
The Gateway Foundation is looking to build a rotating space station in orbit. And thanks to Elon Musk and his plans for the BFR, it might just be affordable!

NASA citizen scientist discovers first ancient dead star with peculiar rings - CNET
Finding the Sleepy, Bashful dwarf didn't take a Doc -- just a space-Happy citizen scientist.

Israel aims to join space superpowers club with $100mn privately-funded Moon probe - RT
Israel is looking to join the ranks of space superpowers by becoming the fourth country to land a probe on the Moon. In addition to science instruments, the ‘Genesis’ probe will carry a copy of the Bible on a small metal disc.

New study suggests your furniture might be making your family sick - BGR
You’d probably never think that something as innocent as a sofa could pose a risk to you or your family but a new study out of Duke University raises that very possibility. The research focus…

A lobster's underbelly is so tough, you could use it instead of car tires - Science Magazine
Flexible yet sturdy material could make joints in armor more flexible

Enormous Stream of Stars Discovered in Southern Sky - Gizmodo
Scientists have discovered a nearby “stellar stream” containing thousands of stars spanning the southern sky. They made the discovery thanks to the recent release of data from the Gaia sky survey.

NASA asteroid tracker: 1,500FT asteroid is headed for Earth approach TOMORROW at 60,000MPH -
A COLOSSAL asteroid taller than the Empire State building will skim the Earth at nearly 80-times the speed of sound, NASA’s asteroid trackers have revealed.

Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery -
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Unlike those living on Earth, these "tadpoles"—formally called pseudo-shocks—are made entirely of plasma, the electrically conducting material made o…

And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander - The Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — And now for the weather on Mars: NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter. Starting Tuesday, NASA's Jet Propulsion...

In the blink of an eye: Team uses quantum of light to create new quantum simulator -
Imagine being stuck inside a maze and wanting to find your way out. How would you proceed? The answer is trial and error. This is how traditional computers with classical algorithms operate to find the solution to a complex problem. Now consider this: What if…

This Guy Shot 50,000 Pics to Make an 81MP Photo of the Moon - PetaPixel
Check out this incredible photo of the moon. It may look like it was captured using some ultra-advanced (and expensive) equipment, but it was actually

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