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The Montsec Astronomical Park opened in 2009. The area, in Lleida, a province of Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, has been used by amateur astronomers taking advantage of its dark skies. Lucía Benavides for NPR hide caption

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Catalonia Is Set To Launch Its Own Space Agency. Will It Fly?

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Protesters wave Catalan independence flags in the street in Barcelona, Spain, on Friday, following a week of demonstrations over the prison sentences given to separatist politicians by Spain's Supreme Court. Clara Margais/Getty Images hide caption

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Protests Rock Spain's Catalonia Region But Residents Are Divided Over Independence

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