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Vote Now! Top Space News of the Week - Feb. 10, 2013

'Star Trek' Actor William Shatner Calls Astronaut in Space (Video)

NASA TV

Star Trek actor William Shatner called up to the International Space Station today (Feb. 7) to speak to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. [Full Story]

NEXT: Rare 'Strobe Light' Star May Actually Be Twins

Rare 'Strobe Light' Star May Actually Be Twins

NASA, ESA, and J. Muzerolle (STScI)

Astronomers have found a rare system that appears to be a pair of baby stars circling each other closely that lets out a bright flash of periodic light like a strobe. [Full Story]

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