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Our solar system lives in a major spiral arm of the Milky Way, a new study suggests. This view looking toward the center of the galaxy was taken at the ESO 3.6-meter telescope in the Chilean Atacama Desert.

Andre Kuipers

SPACE BOUNCE  Aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Andre Kuipers measures his weight using the pogo-stick-like Body Mass Measurement Device, which uses spring oscillations to determine mass.

Anna Frebel

Astronomer Anna Frebel has discovered record-breaking stars, including the most pristine in the galaxy.

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