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The Mysterious Origins of Our Galaxy’s Fastest Stars

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What We Learned from the Apollo 1 Fire

The Apollo 1 fire was a tragedy and a huge wake-up call for NASA, causing them to get much more serious about their safety procedures and technology, and also...
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The Truth About the Sun’s ‘Twin’ and the Dinosaurs

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Scientists conduct some pretty cool research experiments for Mars here on Earth. These terrestrial analogues have revealed some incredible discoveries! Hosted by: Reid Reimers ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on...
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Could Life Have Survived in Mars’s Ancient Lake?

Samples from the Curiosity rover suggest that Mars had a potentially habitable lake in its past, and gravitational lensing has helped scientists weigh a star! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a...
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Mimas: The Real-Life Death Star

One of Saturn's moons looks a lot like an infamous planet-destroying battle station from science fiction, but astronomers have some very real theories about the complex crater that gives...
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The Hottest Planet Ever

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