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Mars rover, slightly used, runs fine

(Phys.org) —When a car gets regular oil changes and care from a good mechanic, keeping it running for 10 years or more isn't exactly an impressive feat of engineering. But then again, such a car isn't an ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Will an asteroid smack Jupiter in 2022?

A recent space rock discovery has sent a minor buzz through the community that tracks such objects. And as usual, it has also begun to attract the dubious attention of those less than honorable sites—we ...

May 30, 2014
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Scientists seek to corral asteroid for study

Scheming to rearrange the heavens, scientists are busy planning how to pluck, push and park a spinning asteroid between here and the moon. While most of us hope to dodge space rocks, NASA has unveiled an ambitious, $105 million ...

May 13, 2013
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Earth's mantle plasticity explained

Earth's mantle is a solid layer that undergoes slow, continuous convective motion. But how do these rocks deform, thus making such motion possible, given that minerals such as olivine (the main constituent ...

Mar 07, 2014
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Kola fireball meteorites found in Russia

A spectacular fireball that crackled across the sky near the Russia-Finnish border on April 19th this year left more than a bright flash. A team of meteor researchers from Finland, Russia and the Czech Republic ...

Jul 02, 2014
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