Space Science Update: Big Stars, Titan Landing

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Black holes may actually drag the fabric of space and time around them as they spin, creating waves for cosmic material to surf on, astronomers said on January 10. This artist's conception shows a galactic black hole being orbited by a spacetime ripple. Dana Berry/NASA/Reuters hide caption

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Black hole

Black holes may actually drag the fabric of space and time around them as they spin, creating waves for cosmic material to surf on, astronomers said on January 10. This artist's conception shows a galactic black hole being orbited by a spacetime ripple.

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Artist's conception of the Huygens probe nearing the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. i i

Artist's conception of the Huygens probe nearing the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Because it's in a deep freeze state, Titan's atmosphere is thought to contain chemicals similar to those found on Earth during our planet's early days. NASA hide caption

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Artist's conception of the Huygens probe nearing the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon.

Artist's conception of the Huygens probe nearing the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Because it's in a deep freeze state, Titan's atmosphere is thought to contain chemicals similar to those found on Earth during our planet's early days.

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NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with Ira Flatow, host of Talk of the Nation Science Friday, about the most recent discoveries in outer space, including three giant stars, evidence of black holes and a space probe set to land on Saturn's biggest moon.

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