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Our top five science-related pictures of the week.
They start big and grow at a normal rate: study.
A close call can tear an object's crust.
'Red geysers' put the brakes on stellar growth.
Recent additions to the lunar landscape.
Catastrophic floods covered a million square kilometres.
Slow-burning fuel keeps them brighter, longer.
Could life and biological processes complete the electrical circuit?
Tiny Kuiper Belt object orbiting the Sun way out past Pluto.
Where are the dwarf planet's tiny satellites?
Year-long mission will help GPS and communication systems on Earth.
Modern software solved a 2,500-year-old mystery.
Scientists say there could be more planets than stars.
How the eruption changes during moon's orbit.
How to size up an object 73 million light-years away.
More like a planet than a comet, scientists say.
Spectrometer analysis of mountainous region by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
'If we want to find life ... this is where we should start to look.'
New modelling looks at one of the Moon's most mysterious features.
Scientists edge closer to understanding mysterious ultra-luminous X-ray sources.
Five of the best images of the week.