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Watch the Milky Way Eat Its Neighbors [Video]

The Milky Way has a history of devouring its neighbors, the smaller satellite galaxies that orbit it. Over time our galaxy’s gravity will tug on the near sides of these satellites more strongly than their far sides, slowly stretching them out until they tear apart and their stars assimilate into the Milky Way.

November 18, 2014 — Clara Moskowitz

Carbon-Monitoring Satellite Finally Makes It to Space

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 will be the first probe dedicated to mapping the distribution of CO2 in the atmosphere. The launch of a nearly identical probe resulted in a crash in 2009

July 3, 2014 — Lauren Morello and Nature News Blog

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