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Great valley found on Mercury

Scientists have discovered a new large valley on Mercury that may be the first evidence of buckling of the planet's outer silicate shell in response to global contraction. The researchers discovered the valley using a new ...

dateNov 16, 2016 in Space Exploration
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NASA renews search for antarctic meteorites

Three federal entities, including NASA, are reaffirming their commitment to search for Antarctic meteorites, to help learn more about the primitive building blocks of the solar system and answer questions about Earth's neighbors ...

dateNov 16, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Farewell to Sentinel-2B

Just weeks before Sentinel-2B is packed up and sent to French Guiana for its launch next March, media representatives and specialists got one last look at the second satellite for Europe's Copernicus programme.

dateNov 16, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Astronomers unveil 'heart' of Eta Carinae

An international team of astronomers has imaged the Eta Carinae star system in the greatest detail ever. Eta Carinae is a colossal binary system that consists of two massive stars orbiting each other. It is found almost 8,000 ...

dateNov 16, 2016 in Astronomy
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