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U.S. astronomers have announced that they have made the first definitive measurement of dark matter. They describe the shape indirectly observed as similar to a "squashed … cosmic beach ball."

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The annual Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to peak on January 3, 2010, with favorable viewing skies over Eastern Europe and Asia. Many of the meteors within the Quadrantids will appear bluish in color.

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Five Earth-like planets (and maybe two additional ones) orbiting Sun-like stars have been discovered (and announced in and around December 14, 2009) by an international team of astronomers lead by an Australian and American. Such discoveries add to the eventual hope (and maybe even expectation) that scientists will discover life on one of them.

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