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Quasicrystal is extraterrestrial in origin

A rare and exotic mineral, so unusual that it was thought impossible to exist, came to Earth on a meteorite, according to an international team of researchers led by Princeton University scientists. The discovery provides ...

dateJan 13, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Twin Grail spacecraft reunite in lunar orbit

( -- The second of NASA's two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft has successfully completed its planned main engine burn and is now in lunar orbit. Working together, GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B ...

dateJan 02, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Giant planet ejected from the solar system

( -- Just as an expert chess player sacrifices a piece to protect the queen, the solar system may have given up a giant planet and spared the Earth, according to an article recently published in The Astrophysical ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Astronomy
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Spitzer detects comet storm in nearby solar system

( -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system. The downpour resembles our own solar system several billion years ago during a period known as the "Late ...

dateOct 20, 2011 in Astronomy
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