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Kepler mission discovers 461 new planet candidates

(Phys.org)—NASA's Kepler mission Monday announced the discovery of 461 new planet candidates. Four of the potential new planets are less than twice the size of Earth and orbit in their sun's "habitable zone," the region ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Astronomy
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New images show a 'living' Mars

Over the years, scientists have found evidence revealing that an ocean may have covered parts of the Red Planet billions of years ago. Others suggest that a future terraformed Mars could be lush with oceans and vegetation. ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Christmas sky show

(Phys.org)—Just when you thought Christmas was over: At the end of the day on Dec. 25th, a pair of holiday lights will pop out of the deepening twilight. Jupiter and the Moon are having a Christmas conjunction.

dateDec 24, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Mars rover Curiosity's other mission: PR

NASA's Curiosity rover was designed to search Mars for places capable of supporting life. But the $2.5 billion mission has another, unofficial objective: To serve as a goodwill ambassador for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory ...

dateDec 04, 2012 in Space Exploration
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