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Doing a Black Hole Dance

Both APOD and Sky and Telescope ran a story on the black hole that’s supposedly in the center of our own Milky Way, although with these pictures "supposedly" sounds a little shallow. Live from the…


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Moms and dads in space

It’s possible: being a mom and being in space both at the same time, so this article says. Why do we still wonder about that when routinely male astronaut dads fly into space as well?


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The night sky can be cute.

An "amateur-astronomer’s" site offers you a lot of beautiful pictures: Thierry Legault’s site gives you an overview of some cute features of the night sky. And even a daylight phenomenon can be cute!


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A sad robot’s tale

This is a sad story of a small robot all on its own, wandering around, desperately looking for contact. It could well be a tragic SF-story, but it isn’t. In 1997 Mars Pathfinder landed on…


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Huygen’s Anniversary

Two years ago the Huygens module landed on Titan, the big Moon of Saturn, clouded by a heavy atmosphere. There’s still a lot to find out based on the data it gathered. Here’s an anniversary…


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Hobbits in Space

Everything in the universe comes in formats small, intermediate and large. Even galaxies. Quite recent discoveries are hobbit galaxies.One of them is only 1200 ligthyears across, yet is still producing new young stars. An intriguing…