1. Scientists probed some strange corners of the universe this year. Here are our favorites.
Space dominated the headlines in 2019 with stories documenting the first successful image of a black hole, or how a crashed Israeli spacecraft spilled thousands of tardigrades onto the moon.But the universe is a pretty big place (pardon the understatement), and countless mind-bending phenomena happen there every day, whether or not they make it onto the nightly news. To give credit to the universe where it’s due, here are nine epic space discoveries you may have missed this year.
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