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Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week – Feb. 16, 2014

How Our Milky Way Galaxy Got Its Spiral Arms

Image copyright Mike Taylor - Taylor Photography

Scientists may have discovered how galaxies like the Milky Way get their spiraled arms. Spiral galaxies evolve a bit differently that other galaxies, researchers say.

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NEXT: How Nuclear Bombs Could Save Earth from Killer Asteroids

How Nuclear Bombs Could Save Earth from Killer Asteroids

ESA - P.Carril

Any incoming asteroid can be blasted to bits by a nuclear bomb, provided it’s detected at least a week before it may strike Earth, one researcher says.

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NEXT: Scientists to Create Coldest Spot in Universe on Space Station (Video)

Scientists to Create Coldest Spot in Universe on Space Station (Video)

NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Temperatures on board the International Space Station will reach just barely above absolute zero after the 2016 launch of NASA's Cold Atom Lab.

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