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The end of the universe

The End of the Universe (Astrophysically Speaking)

The universe will come to end, right? That’s a pretty heavy topic and can be very complicated to explain. Fear not though, today you can learn what the end of the universe means, astrophyically speaking, in easy to understand language.

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The Virgin Galactic experience will be priceless

Virgin Galactic spaceship cabin interior

Virgin Galactic unveiled the slick cabin interior of its space tourist and suborbital research spaceship yesterday. For the "hundreds and thousands" who will first experience flying briefly to space, the experience will be priceless. Of course it's also expensive at over US$250K a ticket for tourists. But wait, what about the rest of us? This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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The Surprise of Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE took astronomers somewhat by surprise. You see, comets can be very finicky with respect to how bright they get. And because the comet became bright enough for the public to see, well, it’s a rare treat. 

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