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Saturn's hexagon atmospheric phenomenon

An unusual structure with a hexagonal shape surrounding Saturn's north pole was spotted on the planet for the first time thirty years ago. Nothing similar with such a regular geometry had ever been seen on any planet in the ...

dateApr 09, 2014 in Space Exploration
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In the eye of the beholder

Astrobiologists are developing 'intelligent' instruments that could help future robotic explorers make their own decisions about where and how to collect data. Although focused on Mars exploration for the time being, the ...

dateJan 24, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Countdown starts for UA-led asteroid mission

(Phys.org) —With OSIRIS-REx, the first spacecraft destined to return a sample from a primitive asteroid, still taking shape, the mission's University of Arizona-led team started the official countdown clock on Monday at ...

dateDec 11, 2013 in Space Exploration
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