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A new, automatic 3-D moon

Who doesn't love 3-D images, especially of objects in space? But creating them can be a bit time-consuming for scientists, especially for images from orbiting spacecraft like the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter ...

dateSep 25, 2012 in Space Exploration
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The Kuiper Belt at 20

Planetary science is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the Kuiper Belt. That came in 1992, when the first Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) was discovered.

dateSep 03, 2012 in Astronomy
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Scientists explain scale of Japanese tsunami

Scientists at Cambridge University have developed a model that may show why some tsunamis—including the one that devastated Japan in March 2011ar—e so much larger than expected. The Japanese tsunami baffled ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Student commands Mars rover

Children are often mystified by remote control cars and how they can control them with a device while standing several feet away from them. This past week, Chris Tate was mystified by the same power--only ...

dateAug 22, 2012 in Space Exploration
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