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A radiating beauty on Mars

(Phys.org) —Exceptional structures deposited and shaped by water and winds adorn these interlocking craters and sculpt radiating patterns in the sands of Mars.

Sep 06, 2013
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Asteroid Steins in 3-D

(Phys.org) —Five years ago this week, ESA's Rosetta mission flew by asteroid Steins en route to comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko, where it will finally arrive next year after a decade in space.

Sep 02, 2013
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Water in a Martian desert

Craters once brim-full with sediments and water have long since drained dry, but traces of their former lives as muddy lakes cling on in the Martian desert.

Aug 02, 2013
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Metamorphosis of moon's water ice explained

Using data gathered by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission, scientists believe they have solved a mystery from one of the solar system's coldest regions—a permanently shadowed crater on the ...

Jun 19, 2013
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Ancient streambed found on surface of Mars

Rounded pebbles on the surface of Mars indicate that a stream once flowed on the red planet, according to a new study by a team of scientists from NASA's Curiosity rover mission, including a University of ...

May 30, 2013
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Putting the stars within reach

When you look at the night sky, you see stars, a few planets, and perhaps even the Milky Way's spangled belt stretched across the middle.

Apr 16, 2013
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