Scientists discover a rare black hole in Messier 82.

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Our Space Photo of the Day is glorious.

This thin, glowing streak of a galaxy may look lonely, but it’s got a companion galaxy just beyond the frame.

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What exactly is in McDonald’s famous french fries?

(Hint: a truck-load of vegetable oil)

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It took 16 years and data from four orbiting spacecraft to assemble, but the U.S. Geological Survey’s new map of Mars is awesome.

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Yes, that’s paper.

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Gorgeous photos of bees, up close and personal.

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Soon, it will be possible to buy a ticket to the Earth’s atmosphere. 

Lesser known than Elon Musk and Richard Bronson’s space tourism exploits is World View, a luxury flight capsule that, in an estimated four years, will start taking travelers on five hour tours through our earth’s atmosphere.

Do we really have to wait that long?!

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How do you block a penalty kick?

The answer is simple: guess. 

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A psychedelic gravity map of the lunar surface?

Yes, please.

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Electric (F)eel.

Sussman believes this research might have practical applications. Someday, he says, scientists might be able to create electrocytes from human stem cells, which could power biomedical devices like pacemakers or insulin pumps. But this, he says, is probably years away.

[MORE: How Evolution Gave Some Fish Their Electric Powers]

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