Space

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It was a violent collision hundreds of millions of light years away, the likes of which forged the gold found in our jewelry and the uranium in our stockpile of nuclear bombs. Scientists around the globe announced Monday groundbreaking observations of two neutron stars crashing together at nearly the speed of light. A Dartmouth physicist asserts it's the beginning of a new field of scientific discovery.

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New planets, signals from deep space, Mars exploration, exploding satellites, astronauts setting records for time in space. It's been a wild few weeks for news about our galaxy and space exploration.