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Rare beaked whale washes ashore in Plymouth

The carcass provided an unusual research opportunity for marine biologists unaccustomed to the deep-sea mammal.

Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and covered with flowing ice

The new images released Friday taken by the New Horizons spacecraft provided more information about the dwarf planet.

New NASA photo shows Pluto with enhanced color

With amped-up shades of blue and red, some of the dwarf planet’s most fascinating features become more prominent.

Scientists say they’ve found a planet like Earth — 1,400 light-years away

Scientists have identified a “close cousin” to Earth that’s orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.

NASA’s Kepler mission may have found the most Earth-like planet yet

Known as Kepler 452b, the planet circles a sunlike star in an orbit that takes 385 days, just slightly longer than our own year.

SpaceX says 2-foot strut snapped, brought down rocket

SpaceX suspects a 2-foot steel strut snapped inside its rocket and led to last month’s launch accident at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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