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In the absence of solid evidence, statistics can help you decide for yourself.
New study challenges the theory that an exploding star provided the impetus for our solar system.
Cast a vote for your favorite!
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Ready to scan the cosmos for gravity waves.
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From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."
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