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  1. Astronomers have discovered a stream of stars pulled from Omega Centauri, the largest and most brilliant globular cluster around the Milky Way — and perhaps a one-time dwarf galaxy.

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  2. The Moon gets in the way of April's Lyrid meteor shower, but it's still worth scanning the sky for the chance of fireballs.

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  3. A team of amateurs reveals the Large Magellanic Cloud, a galactic neighbor, in an exceedingly deep, high-resolution mosaic.

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  4. After decades of searching, astronomers have definitively detected helium hydride, the first molecule to form in the early universe.

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  5. The spectacular AZURE experiment is the latest of several missions probing the interface of Earth and space over the Arctic.

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