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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week - June 10, 2012

NASA Scraps X-Ray Space Telescope Mission Over Rising Costs

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NASA is canceling all work on a new space telescope designed to seek out black holes and other cosmic mysteries through X-ray light due to soaring development costs, the space agency announced June 7.[Full Story]

NEXT: Space Shuttle Enterprise Lands at New York City's Intrepid Museum

Space Shuttle Enterprise Lands at New York City's Intrepid Museum

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Space shuttle Enterprise, NASA's 1970's prototype for its now-retired spacecraft fleet, arrived at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City on June 6 after a morning sea trek by barge from a port in Jersey City, NJ. [Full Story]

NEXT: Giant Black Hole Likely Booted from Home Galaxy

Giant Black Hole Likely Booted from Home Galaxy

X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/F.Civano et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Optical (wide field): CFHT, NASA/STScI)

A supermassive black hole is apparently being ejected from its host galaxy at a fantastic speed, suggesting that such light-gobbling monsters may roam freely throughout the universe, a new study reports. [Full Story]

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