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Gazing at the vast sky on a dark, clear night is humbling. But what if your eyes could see infrared light? The view might look something like NASA’s new interactive map of the galaxy. GLIMPSE360 is a night-sky atlas assembled from over 2 million images taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
- News in BriefAn asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island may have plowed into Earth 3.26 billion years ago, leaving a trace in South Africa’s Barberton greenstone belt.
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