Pluto in enhanced color, to illustrate differences in the composition and texture of its surface. NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute

I’ve Always Wondered: How do we know what lies at the heart of Pluto?

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Curious Kids: if the universe is like a giant brain, then where’s its body?

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Captured: approximately 15,000 galaxies (12,000 of which are star-forming) widely distributed in time and space. NASA, ESA, P. Oesch (University of Geneva), and M. Montes (University of New South Wales)

Game-changing resolution: whose name on the laws of physics for an expanding universe?

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Venus shines bright in the sky above Victoria. Flickr/Indigo Skies Photography, CC BY-NC-ND

Aboriginal traditions describe the complex motions of planets, the ‘wandering stars’ of the sky

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Anish Kapoor, Cloud Gate, 2004. Stainless steel, 1,006 x 2,012 x 1,280 cm. Mike Warot/Flickr, CC BY

Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate”: playing with light and returning to Earth, our finite world

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The energy industry is being disrupted – and traditional firms can’t keep up

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This roof in Newcastle has become the first in Australia to be covered with specially printed solar cells. University of Newcastle, Author provided

New solar cells offer you the chance to print out solar panels and stick them on your roof

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Illustrations of Neutron Merger and Black Hole A new study using Chandra data of GW170817 indicates that the event that produced gravitational waves likely created the lowest mass black hole known. (Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss)

New era of astronomy uncovers clues about the cosmos

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Hubble Frontier Field Abell 2744 This long-exposure image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of massive galaxy cluster Abell 2744 is the deepest ever made of any cluster of galaxies. It shows some of the faintest and youngest galaxies ever detected in space. Image credit: NASA/ESA/STScI

Curious Kids: Where are all the other galaxies hidden?

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On Aug. 17, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft obtained the first images of its target asteroid Bennu from a distance of 1.4 million miles (2.2 million km), or almost six times the distance between the Earth and Moon. Bennu is visible as a moving object against the stars in the constellation Serpens. Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Asteroid Operations Campaign

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