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  • Vaporizing meteors are making clouds on Mars
  • Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Scientists have tracked the seeds of high-altitude clouds to "meteoric smoke" caused when space rocks crash into the Red Planet's atmosphere.

  • What's so special about our Moon, anyway?
  • Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMT - There are many moons in the solar system. And although Earth's Moon may not be the biggest or most active, it still has an interesting story.

  • Astronomers find earliest example of merging galaxies
  • Mon, 17 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Thirteen billion years ago, two galaxies collided to make something totally new. Each of those galaxies was among the universe’s first, since the cosmic clock had only been ticking for less than a billion years. As the galaxies’ dust and gas swirled together, new generations of stars were born, and their light began racing across the cosmos until it collided with the 66 radio telescopes that make up the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile’s Atacama Dese

  • The Sky This Week from June 14 to 23
  • Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Mercury and Mars appear closer to each other in the evening sky than they have in more than a decade, while the Moon slides past both Jupiter and Saturn.

  • Light pollution from satellites will get worse. But how much?
  • Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Vast constellations of human-made objects in the sky could increase light pollution, interfere with radio signals, and contribute to the growing issue of space debris.

  • As the hunt drags on, physicists start searching for the lightest dark matter
  • Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMT - As dark matter experiments continue to come up empty, scientists are refocusing their hunts on smaller projects and smaller potential particles.

  • Scientists ask the public to help search for a rare breed of black hole
  • Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Elusive intermediate-mass black holes may hold clues to how their more common supermassive cousins form.

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