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Kepler marks five years in space

(Phys.org) —Five years ago today, on March 6, 2009, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to find planets around other stars, called ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Astronomy
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ESA image: Team spirit

Spaceflight is all about teamwork. From the five space agencies that build and maintain the International Space Station to the mission control centres on Earth and the European, Japanese, American and Russian ...

dateFeb 12, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Rosetta: To chase a comet

Comets are among the most beautiful and least understood nomads of the night sky. To date, half a dozen of these most heavenly of heavenly bodies have been visited by spacecraft in an attempt to unlock their ...

dateJan 20, 2014 in Space Exploration
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