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  1. Space

    NASA’s DART spacecraft successfully bumped an asteroid onto a new path

    The spacecraft’s intentional crash into an asteroid changed the space rock’s orbit by more than 30 minutes — far more than expected.

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  2. Planets

    A missing moon could have given Saturn its rings — and tilt

    The hypothetical moon is being called Chrysalis. It could have helped tip the planet over before getting shredded to form Saturn’s rings.

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  3. Space

    NASA’s DART spacecraft crashed into an asteroid — on purpose

    This mission could provide a blueprint for how to deflect a killer asteroid, if one is ever found headed for Earth.

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  4. Space

    Let’s learn about gravitational waves

    Gravitational waves offer scientists a new way to view extreme objects such as black holes and neutron stars.

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  5. Space

    Amateur astronomers reveal clues to a mysterious double aurora

    Stunning images from citizen scientists show an unusual pattern in ‘Northern Lights.’ They offer clues that may help astronomers better understand a curious red glow.

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  6. Planets

    Scientists Say: Habitable Zone

    The habitable zone is the region around a star where temperatures could be right for worlds to host liquid water.

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  7. Space

    A massive rogue roaming our galaxy may be a black hole

    Alternatively, this unseen wanderer might be a hefty neutron star. Whatever it is, its gravity caused starlight to be warped — and that gave it away.

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  8. Space

    We finally have an image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

    New observations from the Event Horizon Telescope reveal the chaotic region around the Milky Way’s central black hole, Sagittarius A*, in extreme detail.

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  9. Planets

    Analyze This: Some 5,000 planets orbit stars other than our sun

    A new cache of confirmed exoplanet discoveries marks a milestone in planets found beyond our solar system.

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