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NASA to speak about 'exciting new' moon discovery on 26 October: Here's how to listen
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NASA to speak about 'exciting new' moon discovery on 26 October: Here's how to listen

Sofia is a modified 747 that flies high in the atmosphere to provide its approximately 9-foot-long telescope with a clear view of the universe and objects that are present in the solar system.

An invisible magnetic field could be keeping the black hole in our Milky Way 'quiet'
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An invisible magnetic field could be keeping the black hole in our Milky Way 'quiet'

While gravity in a black hole is better understood, the role of its magnetic field on the solar system remains a mystery.

First molecule formed in the universe spotted by astronomers in faraway nebula
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First molecule formed in the universe spotted by astronomers in faraway nebula

The discovery was made possible by a massive telescope, a Boeing 747 & a team of astronomers.