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Springtime at Mars' south pole

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's Mars Express celebrates eight years in space with a new view of ice in the southern polar region of Mars. The poles are closely linked to the planet’s climate and constantly change ...

dateJun 08, 2011 in Space Exploration
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The most massive distant object known

(PhysOrg.com) -- Galaxies often occur in groups. Our own Milky Way galaxy, for example, and its local neighborhood with about fifty galaxies are at the edge of the Virgo Cluster, a collection of somewhere ...

dateApr 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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Launching balloons in Antarctica

They nicknamed it the "Little Balloon That Could." Launched in December of 2010 from McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the research balloon was a test run and it bobbed lower every day like it had some kind of ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Space Exploration
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