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China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back rocks and
debris from the moon's surface for the first time in more than 40 years—an
undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the
solar ...

Space Exploration

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The spiral-shaped disk of stars and planets is being pulled, twisted and
deformed with extreme violence by the gravitational force of a smaller
galaxy—the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).

Astronomy

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Stellar systems like our own form inside interstellar clouds of gas and
dust that collapse producing young stars surrounded by protoplanetary
disks. Planets form within these protoplanetary disks, leaving clear gaps,
which ...

Astronomy

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Astronomers using data collected with the Lowell Discovery Telescope (LDT)
have helped to characterize only the second known minimoon of Earth, a
newly discovered asteroid with the designation 2020 CD3, or CD3 for short.
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Astronomy

5 hours ago