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Parkes radio telescope

CAUGHT IN THE ACT  Five more fast radio bursts have been detected at the Parkes radio telescope in Australia, shown here.

Phobos in 1977

DOOMED MOON Stickney crater (left) on Phobos, seen in this 1977 image from Viking 1, helped researchers predict that the moon will crumble into a ring around the Red Planet.

FAR OUT  The newly discovered V774104 is the most distant object in the solar system and beats the previous record holders, the dwarf planet Eris and its moon Dysnomia (illustrated).

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