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New York Times Space and Cosmos News

  1. Flecks of Extraterrestrial Dust, All Over the Roof
    A jazz musician from Norway hunted bits of cosmic debris for eight years and found it everywhere. Turns out, tons of it land every day.
  2. Trilobites: How Comet 67P’s Face Changed During Its Trip Around the Sun
    During the two years that the Rosetta spacecraft stalked the comet, it observed cliffs that collapsed, boulders that moved and eruptions of dust and gas.
  3. Trilobites: Visualizing the Cosmic Streams That Spew Meteor Showers
    Researchers recorded more than 300,000 meteoroid trajectories since 2010 to depict the drifting paths of meteor showers that Earth passes through.
  4. Trilobites: Pan, Moon of Saturn, Looks Like a Cosmic Ravioli (or Maybe a Walnut)
    In photographs by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the closest images ever taken, the tiny, wrinkly moon has a deep ridge that could be a couple of miles high.
  5. Trilobites: Our Universe’s Very Dusty Early, Early Beginnings
    Far away, in a constellation called Sculptor, astronomers have glimpsed the universe’s oldest dust. It’s 13.2 billion years old.
  6. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’s Moon Shot, Gets First Paying Customer
    In about five years, Eutelsat, a satellite TV provider, will strap one of its satellites to a new Blue Origin rocket to be delivered to space.
  7. Trilobites: First Seen 30 Years Ago, a Supernova Refuses to Be Ignored
    New images from the Hubble Space Telescope have been released of the supernova called SN1987A, first detected in February 1987.
  8. 7 Earth-Size Planets Orbit Dwarf Star, NASA and European Astronomers Say
    Astronomers are excited by the discovery, which suggests that some of these exoplanets — planets around stars other than the sun — could support life and may be awash in oceans.
  9. Out There: Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast?
    A small discrepancy in the value of a long-sought number has fostered a debate about just how well we know the cosmos.
  10. SpaceX Plans to Send 2 Tourists Around Moon in 2018
    If the mission proceeds as planned, the private space travelers would be the first humans to venture that far into space in more than 40 years.
  11. Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women
    Dr. Rubin, who was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1993, ushered in the cosmic realization that most of the universe is invisible.
  12. A Space Odyssey: Making Art Up There
    The artist Eduardo Kac and Thomas Pesquet, a Frenchman on the International Space Station, have created art in space.
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