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Black holes control galactic evolution

Energy produced by black holes can control galactic evolution. Also; discovery of a star system that passed close to our Sun, and the heliosphere may be shaped more like a kidney than a comet.

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Mysterious Martian mists discovered

Strange high altitude clouds detected over the red planet. Also; Earth's inner core has its own inner core, and birth of a multiple star system witnessed for the first time.

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First stars are younger than we thought

Universe's first stars born 100 million years earlier than previously thought. Also; new discoveries help explain how tectonic plates move, and a dark matter galaxy discovered on the far side of the Milky Way.

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Supernova autopsy cuts to the core

Detailed 3D model shows internal anatomy of a supernova for first time. Also; earliest Earth-like planets ever detected, and the hypothetical subatomic particle that could explain why we can't see dark matter

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Rosetta's comet dissected in detail

The first detailed scientific papers paint a complex portrait of comet 67P. Also; a new look at Eta Carinae, and our planet's close encounter with a half-kilometre-wide asteroid.

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Mysterious cosmic burst detected in real-time

Australian astronomers witness cosmic radio bursts for the first time. Also; new claims of a possible Planet X (and Y) at the edge of the solar system, and missing Beagle 2 lander discovered on the Martian surface.

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Comet Lovejoy fireworks bring in the new year

Comet Lovejoy provides a spectacular start to 2015. Also; the Dawn spacecraft begins final approach to the asteroid Ceres, and New Horizons turns on its science instruments as it prepares to rendezvous with Pluto

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Rosetta fuels debate on Earth's oceans

New data shows Earth's oceans came from asteroids not comets. Also; Curiosity confirms Mars was once warm with regular wet seasons, and dark matter could be linked to a hypothetical subatomic particle called the sterile neutrino.

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Galactic evolution is in the stars

How hot young stars can change the evolution of entire galaxies. Also; the Martian meteorite that's reignited debate about the possibility of life on the red planet, and new mysteries surrounding the Moon's long gone magnetic field.

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DNA survives in space

DNA survives the extremes of unprotected exposure in space to remain viable upon return to Earth. Also, discovery of a mysterious shield protecting our planet from high energy electrons, and the rock from deep space which has finally put a name to the most abundant mineral found on Earth.

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