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Will Kepler find habitable moons?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since the launch of the NASA Kepler Mission earlier this year, astronomers have been keenly awaiting the first detection of an Earth-like planet around another star. Now, in an echo of science ...

dateSep 03, 2009 in Astronomy
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Japan's first lunar probe ends mission

(AP) -- Japan's first lunar probe made a controlled crash landing on the moon Thursday, successfully completing a 19-month mission to study the Earth's nearest neighbor, Japan's space agency said.

dateJun 11, 2009 in Space Exploration
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NASA eyes water in Moon mission

NASA on Thursday said it was on target for a June mission to scour the Moon's surface for landing sites and water that would allow humans to work and even live on Earth's nearest neighbor.

dateMay 21, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Saturn has small moon hidden in ring

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found within Saturn's G ring an embedded moonlet that appears as a faint, moving pinprick of light. Scientists believe it is a main source of the G ring and its ...

dateMar 03, 2009 in Space Exploration
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