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Great Lakes Science Center celebrates first manned space flight
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Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space on April 12, 1961. His flight is still celebrated and ended up heightening the space race during the Cold War. This Soviet poster proclaims, "The dreams came true on 12 April." (John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer …

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A renaissance for Russian space science
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MOSCOW—When Russia's Mars-96 exploration mission broke apart after launch in November 1996, the loss cast a pall over Russian space science. “We were barely functioning. There was this feeling of uselessness in the air,” says Lev Zelenyi, director of …

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Science Release: Behemoth black hole found in an unlikely place
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Astronomers have uncovered one of the biggest supermassive black holes, with the mass of 17 billion Suns, in an unlikely place: the centre of a galaxy that lies in a quiet backwater of the Universe. The observations, made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the Gemini Telescope in Hawaii, indicate that these monster objects […]

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Space Station Delivery Rich in Science and Technology
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A space station supply ship is set to blast off Tuesday night with a commercial-quality 3-D printer for astronaut as well as public use — for a price — and the makings for a large-scale fire. Don't worry: The blaze is for scientific purposes only and …

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Sticky, Eagle-Eyed, Explosive Science Prepped for Space Station Launch
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An unmanned Cygnus cargo spacecraft launching tomorrow (March 22) is ready to lug more up to the International Space Station than ever before, including experiments primed to spy on meteors, 3D print rare parts and start a huge fire. The commercial …

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Science Release: Hubble unveils monster stars
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Astronomers using the unique ultraviolet capabilities of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have identified nine monster stars with masses over 100 times the mass of the Sun in the star cluster R136. This makes it the largest sample of very massive stars identified to date. The results, which will be published in the Monthly Notices […]

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