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Humanity’s great leap into the space between the stars has, in a sense, already begun. NASA's Voyager 1 probe broke through the sun’s magnetic bubble to touch the interstellar wind. Voyager 2 isn’t far …
Humanity’s great leap into the space between the stars has, in a sense, already begun. NASA's Voyager 1 probe broke …
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When astronauts set foot on Mars, they may stay for months rather than days as they did during Apollo missions to the moon. The surface of Mars has extreme temperatures and the atmosphere does not …
When astronauts set foot on Mars, they may stay for months rather than days as they did during Apollo missions …
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From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon.The image combines two separate exposures …
From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on …
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Exoplanet exploration, or the search for planets outside our solar system. It's a field that often sounds mysterious, but seeks to answer an essentially simple question– are we alone in the universe? In 2016, the search …
Exoplanet exploration, or the search for planets outside our solar system. It's a field that often sounds mysterious, but seeks …
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In the "Star Wars" universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these worlds might be more than just science fiction.Some of the …
In the "Star Wars" universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of …
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A new statistical study of planets found by a technique called gravitational microlensing suggests that Neptune-mass worlds are likely the most common type of planet to form in the icy outer realms of planetary systems. …
A new statistical study of planets found by a technique called gravitational microlensing suggests that Neptune-mass worlds are likely the …
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NASA's Curiosity rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain and finding evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments changed, billions of years ago, creating more diverse chemical environments that affected their favorability for …
NASA's Curiosity rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain and finding evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments …
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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging onto the star HD 172555, which is a youthful 23 million years old and resides 95 light-years from Earth.The exocomets — comets outside our solar system — were not directly …
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging onto the star HD 172555, which is a youthful 23 million years old …
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NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects, such as stellar and supermassive black …
NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of …
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At first glance, Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, may not look icy. Images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft have revealed a dark, heavily cratered world whose brightest area is made of highly …
At first glance, Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, may not look icy. Images from NASA's Dawn …
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