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Factfile on Venus

Following is a factfile on Venus, which will align with Earth and the Sun from the evening of next Tuesday, a "transit" that will next occur 105 years from now.

dateJun 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Newly found asteroid buzzes Earth

A newly found space rock will give Earth a close shave on May 29, passing by at a distance of just 14,440 kilometers (8,950 miles). That distance puts the small asteroid, named 2012 KT42, in the top ten list of closest asteroid ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Impacts could be boon for subterranean life

An incoming asteroid is trouble whether you're a dinosaur or a Bruce Willis fan. But microbes living deep underground may actually welcome the news, according to a recent study of an ancient impact in the Chesapeake Bay. ...

dateApr 16, 2012 in Space Exploration
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