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New NASA photo shows our galaxy’s ‘violent energy’

New NASA photo shows our galaxy’s ‘violent energy’

NASA has released an image detailing the never-before-seen “violent energy” at the center of our galaxy, created after two decades of research. The stunning panorama was compiled using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa. Images also documented an X-ray thread known as G0.17-0.41 that researchers say suggests…MORE

Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds in secret wedding

Boris Johnson marries Carrie Symonds in secret wedding

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has married fiancée Carrie Symonds in a wedding carried out in secrecy at Westminster Cathedral in London. The “small ceremony” took place on Saturday afternoon, a Downing Street spokesman said. The spokesman added that the couple will celebrate again with family and friends next summer. The stealth affair, described by…MORE

Riskiest job in space and more top science stories this week

Riskiest job in space and more top science stories this week

Try to imagine for a moment, if you will, what it must be like to walk in space. After suiting up, you step outside the airlock. The International Space Station, nearly the length of an American football field, dwarfs you. Its exterior will be your workspace for the next six-and-a-half hours. Planet Earth appears before…MORE

‘Things can be replaced, but lives cannot’

‘Things can be replaced, but lives cannot’

(CNN) — Weam Elastal was bonding with her dad over a broken television set the night an Israeli military plane bombed their family home in 2014, her father says. The house, in Gaza’s southern city of Khan Yunis, immediately crumbled, raining heavy stone and concrete blocks over their heads. Weam, only 9 at the time,…MORE

Spain’s postal service ends its skin color-inspired stamp campaign that made the lightest stamps the most expensive

Spain’s postal service ends its skin color-inspired stamp campaign that made the lightest stamps the most expensive

Correos, Spain’s postal service, ended a widely derided stamp campaign inspired by different skin tones, just three days after its launch, following criticism that it perpetuated racism. The government-run postal service earlier this week debuted “Equality Stamps,” a collection of four stamps meant to represent different skin colors. The palest of the stamps cost 90…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

A CNN correspondent has a surprise visitor at the Capitol, BTS makes a delicious entrée with the “Golden Arches” and the “devils” are back in Australia after 3,000 years. Chief cicada correspondent Summer in Washington, DC, unofficially starts when cicada song fills the air, but when one little critter crawled on CNN’s chief congressional correspondent…MORE

Mars helicopter survives to tell the tale of stressful flight

Mars helicopter survives to tell the tale of stressful flight

When the Ingenuity helicopter took off for its latest flight on Mars, things didn’t go quite according to plan. But the little chopper muscled through its sixth flight on May 22 and survived, despite some unplanned swinging around in the Martian atmosphere. The unexpected motion was caused by an image-processing issue that disrupted the flight…MORE

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