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08.28.11
Iced-out diamond planet catches astronomers' eyes
08.28.11

Iced-out diamond planet catches astronomers' eyes

If you thought Kim Kardashian's engagement ring was a ridiculous rock, you haven't seen the ludic...

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06.21.11
Russian eclipse enthusiasts launch floating globe to shoot the moon
06.21.11

Russian eclipse enthusiasts launch floating globe to shoot the moon

That globe, which launched June 15th, was attached to a weather balloon, and apparently carried w...

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05.22.11
Astronomers snap black hole murder in graphic detail (video)
05.22.11

Astronomers snap black hole murder in graphic detail (video)

We tend to imagine a black hole sucking everything around it straight into oblivion. The truth, h...

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12.30.10
Why did Pluto lose its planet status? Because it never mattered enough
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Why did Pluto lose its planet status? Because it never mattered enough

It's kind of hard to accept, Pluto has always been our favorite underdog, but the truth is that the...

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05.29.07
Mammoth liquid mirror telescope could be constructed on the moon
05.29.07

Mammoth liquid mirror telescope could be constructed on the moon

Roger Angel's idea to launch a 100-meter liquid mirror telescope on the moon is far from the only m...

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