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  1. Bennu
    Space

    The asteroid Bennu’s brittle boulders may make grabbing a sample easier

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is about to collect a bit of asteroid Bennu. Here’s why it’s good that new research suggests its boulders are brittle.

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  2. illustration of light swirling around a black hole
    Space

    The first black hole image helped test general relativity in a new way

    The Event Horizon Telescope’s iconic image of the black hole at the center of galaxy M87 once again shows Einstein was right.

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  3. Milky Way star cluster
    Astronomy

    The Milky Way’s most massive star cluster may have eaten a smaller cluster

    Observations of newfound stars suggest how the gathering of stars at the galaxy’s core grew so big.

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  4. Mars south pole
    Space

    A ‘lake’ on Mars may be surrounded by more pools of water

    Radar data hint at patches of liquid water beneath Martian polar ice, but some urge caution in interpreting results.

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  5. photograph of China’s Chang'e-4 lunar lander on the moon
    Space

    A new moon radiation measurement may help determine health risks to astronauts

    China's lunar lander measured radiation at the moon’s surface, finding the daily dose is 2.6 times as high as inside the International Space Station.

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  6. Partial image of Venus, which appears blue and swirly
    Space

    Hope for life on Venus survives for centuries against all odds

    Early scientists often assumed that Venus, though hotter than Earth, hosted life.

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  7. EHT M87 black hole image
    Space

    EHT data show turbulence makes the glowing ring around M87’s black hole wobble

    Event Horizon Telescope data spanning nearly a decade reveal that the appearance of the supermassive black hole inside galaxy M87 changes over time.

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  8. NGC 6302 planetary nebula
    Space

    Stellar winds hint at how planetary nebulae get their stunning shapes

    Observations of red giant stars reveal that planets or even other stars may influence the shape of a nebula’s cloud of dust and gas.

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  9. Comet 67P's aurora
    Planetary Science

    Rosetta data reveal an invisible ultraviolet aurora around comet 67P

    Solar wind electrons smash water molecules in the comet’s coma to make the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s version of the northern lights.

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