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  1. Hubble Program Admits Double Standard, Journalists Concerned About Female Cosmonaut’s Hair

    One small step for man, two giant leaps back. One small step, two leaps back.

    In space, no one can hear your bias, but on Earth you better check your privilege.

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  2. Supermassive Black Hole Found In Tiniest Galaxy Yet

    Black holes and revelations.

    Supermassive black holes are known for hanging around the centers of large galaxies and keeping us all in orbit, but a new find suggests they might be at the center of much smaller galaxies, as well, which raises questions about how they got there. A tiny nearby galaxy appears to host one of these massive black holes, which means we could find a lot more of them out there.

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  3. Lots of Amazing Space Images Aren’t “Real,” but Maybe That’s OK

    Like regular porn, spaceporn can be misleading.

    Hey there! Pull up a chair—we need to have a talk. It's about all those pictures in your browser history. We know what you've been looking at, and there's nothing wrong with it, but we wanted to talk to you about how realistic it is and make sure you understand it's not entirely accurate. Yes. We're talking about your spaceporn.

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  4. This Hubble Space Telescope Set Could Join LEGO’s Rapidly Expanding Universe

    Insights into space and time not included.

    This CUSOO LEGO Hubble Space Telescope design already has over 5,000 supporters, but considering the scientific achievements that a set like this would commemorate, I suspect that number might increase. Although good luck getting the Ultra Deep Field to work properly--it's hard to make awesome space porn when you're stuck on Earth.

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  5. Listen To Optimus Prime Talk About Hubble’s Successor

    James Webb Space Telescope, roll out!

    Do you love Transformers and also space? Then you might want to watch this new video from NASA featuring Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime himself), describing how Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, will be 'transformed' into a working telescope a million miles away.

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  6. You Can Paint With All The Colors of The Universe In This Stunning Hubble Image

    It might be time for a Pocohontas in Space movie.

    Space is full of infinite blackness, but only if you're looking at it with your dumb limited human eyeballs. If you pan back and throw some ultraviolet light on everything, you can see a whole panorama of gorgeous colors. Good thing we have the Hubble Ultra Deep Field for just such a situation!

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  7. Nasa Releases New Hubble Space Telescope Images of A Star Being Violently Born

    I sure hope the universe got an epidural.

    Man, human babies have it easy. All they have to endure is the trauma of being forced out of a uterus. You know what stars have to deal with when they're being born? Massive amounts of nebula cloud gas being violently twisted by radiation and coalescing into exploding balls of fire. At least they're pretty, though, right?

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  8. Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot” Is Shrinking, Why?

    Maybe it's cold? We've heard that happens.

    One of Jupiter's most iconic features is its "Great Red Spot" a huge storm that's the largest one in our entire solar system. At one point, it could have fit three Earths, but more recent images by the Hubble Space Telescope show it has shrunk and could now only fit one Earth. So why's the weather clearing up on Jupiter?

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  9. NASA Scientists Use Photons from the Sun to Balance Kepler Space Telescope, Because Science is Amazing

    The power of the sun in the palm of our hands. Or on our spacecraft. Whichever.

    It's expensive to get a new telescope into space to search for alien worlds, so NASA scientists have come up with an ingenious way to reactivate the defunct Kepler space telescope. It's been unable to properly aim its field of vision after losing too many of its stabilizing gyroscopes, but it will now balance itself against photon energy from the sun.

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  10. SETI Researcher Discovers New 14th Moon of Neptune

    The tiny satellite -- just 12 miles across -- is practically invisible, and was even missed by the Voyager probe.

    As we discover more and more amazing features of space -- like mind-bogglingly massive baby stars and exoplanets that could one day be a new cradle for humanity -- it's worth remembering that we still have plenty of things to learn about our own little corner of the cosmos. The face of our solar system got a new wrinkle this week when NASA announced the discovery of a new moon in orbit around Neptune. The tiny satellite -- just 12 miles across --  is the fourteenth to be found orbiting the icy outer planet.

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