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Kepler telescope

QUITE A CACHE  Four tiny rocky worlds snuggled up to a cool star (illustrated) are a small sample from the Kepler telescope’s latest haul of exoplanets.

Galaxy CR7

Galaxy CR7 (illustrated) could harbor an unusual black hole that formed directly from a massive gas cloud, a new study suggests.

asteroid 1999 JD6

Radar mapping revealed two lobes of a 2-kilometer-long asteroid (designated 1999 JD6) when it buzzed Earth on July 25, 2015. Asteroid Day on June 30 raises awareness of run-ins with such rocks.  

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