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Supernova remnant G54.1+0.3 includes radio, infrared and X-ray light
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A new study using observations by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope reports for the first time that silica — one of the most common minerals found on Earth — is formed when massive stars explode.
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NASA Retires Prolific Solar Observatory After 16 Years
More than 16 years after launching the mission on Feb. 5, 2002, NASA is retiring the solar observatory RHESSI, short for the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager.
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