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4 Tiny Missions Answering the Biggest Questions in Astrophysics

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The Astrophysics Pioneers program is funding four innovative new missions that read like a best-hits album of the most exciting astronomical frontiers: from galaxy evolution and exoplanets, to neutron star mergers and astroparticle physics.

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https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13427

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https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/3848
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11209

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