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Now-dead radio telescope finds bizarre venomous-spider star

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Data from the now-destroyed Arecibo radio telescope has revealed a bizarre new type of hybrid venomous spider star.

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A neutron-star crash spotted 3 years ago is still pumping out X-rays. But why?

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Three years ago, two neutron stars collided in a cataclysmic crash, the first such merger ever observed directly. Naturally, scientists kept their eye on it — and now, something strange is happening.

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Citizen scientists create 3D map of brown dwarfs in our sun’s neighborhood

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A citizen scientist group has created the most complete map to date of brown dwarfs neighboring our solar system.

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On This Day in Space! Jan. 18, 2002: Gemini South Observatory opens in Chile

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On Jan. 18, 2002, the National Science Foundation formally opened the Gemini South telescope in Chile. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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SpaceX will launch its 1st Starlink satellites of 2021 on Tuesday. Here’s how to watch.

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SpaceX will launch its first batch of Starlink satellites in 2021 on Tuesday (Jan. 19) to expand the company’s growing megaconstellation and you can watch the action live online.

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