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What a space warp looks like, and a few other amazing odds and ends...

10 May 2017, 18:14 UTC
What a space warp looks like, and a few other amazing odds and ends...
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Sometimes there's too much cool stuff going on it's hard to keep pace with it all - so here're some recent stories that I haven't had time to cover... but which you need to find out about:What does warped space look like? This stunning image, taken by the Hubble space telescope, is of the Abell 370 cluster of galaxies. But look closely, and you'll see that some of those galaxies look to be distorted into very odd shapes - lines and arcs of light. It's as if we're looking at them through a huge sheet of warped glass.We're not. Have you ever tried getting a quote for double glazing? No one has that much glass. The culprit is the immense gravity of the cluster, which distorts the fabric of space - and that magnifies and warps the images of galaxies into these weirds arcs of light.US Air Force's mystery spaceplane returns to Earth after two years: The US air force has, for years now, been running a small fleet of teeny unmanned space shuttles, called the X37B's. True, it sounds like an indie pop band, but these spacecraft regularly travel out into space to... well, no-one's entirely sure, since their ...

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