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A Galaxy Orbiting Our Own Just Appeared Out of Nowhere

Scientists have found what looks like an exceedingly small galaxy in the orbit around our own Milky Way Galaxy, which had previously avoided detection. Named Hydrus 1, it’s located about 90,000 light-years from Earth, between two other satellites of our galaxy – the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds (SMC and …

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NASA is working on its First Planetary-Defence Mission

NASA is working on a mission called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART for short. However, the DART mission spacecraft isn’t about collecting scientific data or learning more about how our universe works. Instead, it’s NASA’s first planetary-defence mission. Planetary defence focuses on large-ish asteroids that could theoretically crash …

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