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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week – Feb. 9, 2014

Peer Inside an Asteroid: Peanut-Shaped Space Rock's Insides Revealed (Photos)

ESO; Acknowledgement: JAXA

The innards of an asteroid in space have been measured for the first time. Astronomers using a European Southern Observatory telescope have made precise measurements of Asteroid Itokawa's density.

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NEXT: Alien Planets May Not Need Big Moons to Support Life

Alien Planets May Not Need Big Moons to Support Life

Mike Neal/nealstudios.net

Alien planets without big, climate-stabilizing moons like the one that orbits Earth may still be capable of supporting life, a new study reports.

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NEXT: Structure of 'Baby Milky Way' Galaxy Seen for the First Time

Structure of 'Baby Milky Way' Galaxy Seen for the First Time

R. Jorgenson

Images taken from the structure of a galaxy only 3 billion years after the Big Bang should provide insight into how the Milky Way evolved.

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NEXT: Strange Saturn Vortex Swirls in Amazing NASA Photo

Strange Saturn Vortex Swirls in Amazing NASA Photo

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA scientists working with the Cassini spacecraft investigating the Saturn system have just released an amazing new photo of Saturn’s hexagonal north pole jet stream.

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