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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week - July 7, 2013

Secret Feeding Habits of Galaxies Revealed

ESO/L. Calçada/ESA/AOES Medialab

Scientists have spotted a galaxy snacking on surrounding gas, fueling its growth. [Full Story]

NEXT: How Russia's Proton Rocket Works (Infographic)

How Russia's Proton Rocket Works (Infographic)

by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist

The Proton series of rockets was first launched in 1965. Proton rockets were used to launch Salyut, Mir and International Space Station modules as well as probes to the moon, Mars and Venus. [Full Story]

NEXT: Mysterious Deep-Space Explosions Baffle Scientists

Mysterious Deep-Space Explosions Baffle Scientists

Swinburne Astronomy Productions, vr.swin.edu.au

Strange radio bursts from outside the Milky Way could help shed light on other galaxies and the space between them. The nonrepeating bursts resemble pulsars, though they appear only once. [Full Story]

NEXT: NASA to Attempt Fix for Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft This Month

NASA to Attempt Fix for Planet-Hunting Kepler Spacecraft This Month

NASA

Engineers will try out commands in an attempt to fix NASA’s Kepler space telescope in mid to late July, mission team members say. [Full Story]

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