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July 17, 2012

Saving Galex

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Caltech scientist Chris Martin schools guest host Sean Cole in stars, black holes and comet tails. Chris proposed the orbiting space telescope GALEX and when NASA planned to decommission it, he raised money to keep it working. The telescope has captured ultraviolet images such as these (above) of the speeding star Mira. See more images captured by the GALEX here.

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