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Cassini finds interstellar dust during its Solstice flyby of Enceladus

As part of the extended Solstice mission, NASA and the ESA sent Cassini diving through the plumes of these cryovolcanoes on a recent flyby of Enceladus.Far from just boring old water, Cassini found complex organic molecules, CO2, and even bits of Enceladus’ seafloor in the vaporous plumes. read more

LIGO and NASA may have observed a gamma-ray burst from colliding black holes

Just to produce the gravitational waves LIGO observed, the cataclysm liberated the mass energy of three of our suns — in less than a quarter of a second.Merging black holes take millions of years to collide. read more