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Hottest Heaviest Double Star Nearing Catastrophe
Astronomers say these two giant stars that are touching may merge to form a single giant star or form a double black hole.

Dwarf Planet Ceres May Be From Outer Solar System
The presence of ammonia-rich clay on much of the surface of Ceres suggests that this dwarf planet—the largest object in the asteroid belt—may have formed far out in the solar system, then wandered into the asteroid belt.