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  • Mice born from freeze-dried space sperm are doing OK
  • Tue, 23 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT - Before they were born, these mice were astronauts. Or, rather, the sperm that would go on to deliver half of their genetic material were. For nine months, mouse sperm was kept aboard the International Space Station, freeze-dried to preserve it. Brought back to Earth, the sperm was rehydrated, introduced to an egg and allowed to divide for about 20 days. The resulting mouse pups carry the distinction of having traveled perhaps the farthest distance ever on their way to being born. Sperm In Space

  • Merging white dwarfs may create most of our galaxy’s antimatter
  • Mon, 22 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT -

    This discovery helps to rule out more exotic sources of antimatter, such as dark matter.



  • Astronomers know TRAPPIST-1h’s orbit
  • Mon, 22 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT -

    We now have a little more information about the mysterious, outermost planet.



  • The weird star that totally isn’t aliens is dimming again
  • Fri, 19 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT - The mystery of Tabby’s Star kicks in again.

  • Astronomers create the largest map of the universe
  • Fri, 19 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT - This map uses quasar positions to reveal further clues about dark energy.

  • Researchers find a tiny moon around a large unnamed dwarf planet
  • Thu, 18 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT - 2007 OR10 gets no respect.

  • NASA invites scientists to submit ideas for Europa lander
  • Thu, 18 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT - Now is the time to voice your opinions on the lander’s instruments.

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