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    Meet the Mice Who Make the Forest

    It’s easy to look at a forest and think it’s inevitable: that the trees came into being through a stately…
    6 days ago

    NASA Spacecraft Finishes Its Close Encounter With the Moon

    NASA’s Orion spacecraft zipped past the moon’s far side on Monday, passing within 81 miles of the surface. The spacecraft,…
    1 week ago

    It’s Official: The Leap Second Will Be Retired (a Decade from Now)

    The time has come — or will come, in 2035 — to abandon the leap second. So voted the member…
    1 week ago

    Fireball Flashes Above Ontario and Parts of the U.S.

    A fireball that soared over Ontario, Canada, early on Saturday was the sixth object to be detected in space before…
    1 week ago

    The Mysterious Comets That Hide in the Asteroid Belt

    What do you expect to find in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter? Unsurprisingly, asteroids — millions of bits…

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