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eclipse

CROWNING MOMENT  During a total solar eclipse in 2017, the moon will block the sun, allowing people to see the solar corona (as seen in this picture from a 1999 eclipse).

KIC 8462852

IN FLUX  The star KIC 8462852 (aka Tabby’s star), which sits in the constellation Cygnus (illustrated), has been flickering and fading — and astronomers still don’t know why. 

Perseus galaxy cluster

X-rays from the Perseus galaxy cluster (pictured) could have been a signpost for dark matter particles, but the Hitomi satellite turned up no sign of the radiation.

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