Vote Now! Top Space Stories of the Week - Jan. 14, 2012

Black Hole Fires Gas 'Bullets' Into Space

NRAO and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Astronomers have observed a black hole firing off "bullets" at one-quarter the speed of light. [Full Story]

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Where Will Doomed Russian Mars Probe Fall?


Russia's doomed Mars probe Phobos-Grunt is slated to crash back to Earth in the next few days. When, and where, will it fall? [Full Story]

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