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Lyrid meteor shower 2024: How to see the Lyrids this April and when do they peak?

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We live in a cosmic void so empty that it breaks the laws of cosmology

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Planets that look alike might be a sign of spacefaring aliens

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Hubble tension: One of the biggest mysteries of cosmology may finally be solved

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The multiverse could be much, much bigger than we ever imagined

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Eclipse 2024: 5 of the best pictures of the total solar eclipse

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