Lights Out

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If we lived on a planet that orbited a lone star outside of a galaxy, a starless night sky would be possible. Now astronomers have discovered not just three stars but 3 extra-galactic supernovae. Alone, and with no other stars within maybe 300 light years, their night sky is dark.

This is the last week of Spring – Summer starts Sunday at 12:38pm.

Samantha Cristoforetti sets new record for woman in space on one mission; 199 days! Now Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko are three months into the first year-long mission.

Photo: Josh Felise

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