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LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

"Astronomers announced on Monday that they had seen and heard a pair of dead stars collide, giving them their first glimpse of the violent process by which most of the gold and silver in the universe was created."
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Cassini’s Best Discoveries of Saturn and its Moons

"Early tomorrow morning, NASA scientists will say goodbye to their Cassini spacecraft — a hardy probe the size of a school bus that has been orbiting the Saturn system for the last 13 years."
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How to Steer a Spacecraft Into Saturn

"A billion-dollar spacecraft named Cassini is about to burn up as it plunges into the atmosphere of Saturn this month. That’s the plan, exquisitely crafted. Cassini will transmit data to Earth to the very end, squeezing out the last drips of science as a valediction for one of NASA’s greatest missions."
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(AdWeek): Apple Enlists Carl Sagan for Beautiful Tribute to Earth After U.S. Exit From Paris Accord

"Several brands reacted quickly and scornfully last week following President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. Apple took its time, though, and waited until Wednesday night—in front of a big TV audience watching the NBA Finals—to register its displeasure."
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(ArsTechnica): Oddities Start to Emerge From Deeper Analyses of LHC Data

"The Large Hadron Collider has generated a staggering amount of data in its years of operation; it's enough data that we'll be analyzing it for years after the collider shuts down. In the meantime, priority has gone to searches for big-ticket items like the Higgs boson (tick) and dark matter particles (MIA). But with time, some other analyses have managed to get done, and they're beginning to turn up unexpected results.'
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