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Nasa's Kepler Mission Announces Largest Collection of Planets Ever Discovered
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Nasa's Kepler Mission Announces Largest Collection of Planets Ever Discovered

NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets—the single largest finding of planets to date.

Enceladus Jets: Surprises in Starlight
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Enceladus Jets: Surprises in Starlight

During a recent stargazing session, NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched a bright star pass behind the plume of gas and dust that spews from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus...

Found: Clues About Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars
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Found: Clues About Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars

Volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago, far from any ice sheet on the Red Planet today, new evidence from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance...

Hiding in the Sunshine: The Search for Other Earths
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Hiding in the Sunshine: The Search for Other Earths

We humans might not be the only ones to ponder our place in the universe.

Curiosity Mars Rover Crosses Rugged Plateau
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Curiosity Mars Rover Crosses Rugged Plateau

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has nearly finished crossing a stretch of the most rugged and difficult-to-navigate terrain encountered during the mission's 44 months...

Cassini Explores a Methane Sea on Titan
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Cassini Explores a Methane Sea on Titan

Of the hundreds of moons in our solar system, Titan is the only one with a dense atmosphere and large liquid reservoirs on its surface, making it in some ways more...

Light Echoes Give Clues to Protoplanetary Disk
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Light Echoes Give Clues to Protoplanetary Disk

Imagine you want to measure the size of a room, but it's completely dark. If you shout, you can tell if the space you're in is relatively big or small, depending...

New Ceres Images Show Bright Craters
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New Ceres Images Show Bright Craters

Craters with bright material on dwarf planet Ceres shine in new images from NASA's Dawn mission.

Saturn Spacecraft Samples Interstellar Dust
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Saturn Spacecraft Samples Interstellar Dust

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected the faint but distinct signature of dust coming from beyond our solar system.

Nasa Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth
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Nasa Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth

Using satellite data on how water moves around Earth, NASA scientists have solved two mysteries about wobbles in the planet's rotation—one new and one more than...

Kepler Spacecraft in Emergency Mode
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Kepler Spacecraft in Emergency Mode

During a scheduled contact on Thursday, April 7, mission operations engineers discovered that the Kepler spacecraft was in Emergency Mode (EM). EM is the lowest...

Searching for Far Out and Wandering Worlds
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Searching for Far Out and Wandering Worlds

Astronomers have made great strides in discovering planets outside of our solar system, termed "exoplanets."

Opportunity's Devilish View from on High
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Opportunity's Devilish View from on High

From its perch high on a ridge, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded this image of a Martian dust devil twisting through the valley below.

Rover Takes on Steepest Slope Ever Tried on Mars
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Rover Takes on Steepest Slope Ever Tried on Mars

NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity is driving to an alternative hillside target after a climb on the steepest slope ever tackled by any Mars rover.

'mixed Reality' Technology Brings Mars to Earth
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'mixed Reality' Technology Brings Mars to Earth

What might it look like if you were walking around on Mars?

Cassini Spies Titan's Tallest Peaks
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Cassini Spies Titan's Tallest Peaks

In a nod to extraterrestrial mountaineers of the future, scientists working on NASA's Cassini mission have identified the highest point on Saturn's largest moon...

Bright Spots and Color Differences Revealed on Ceres
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Bright Spots and Color Differences Revealed on Ceres

Scientists from NASA's Dawn mission unveiled new images from the spacecraft's lowest orbit at Ceres, including highly anticipated views of Occator Crater, at the...

New Gravity Map Gives Best View Yet Inside Mars
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New Gravity Map Gives Best View Yet Inside Mars

A new map of Mars' gravity made with three NASA spacecraft is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the hidden interior of the Red Planet...

Science Papers Reveal New Aspects of Pluto and its Moons
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Science Papers Reveal New Aspects of Pluto and its Moons

A year ago, Pluto was just a bright speck in the cameras of NASA's approaching New Horizons spacecraft, not much different than its appearances in telescopes since...

Astronomers Discover Colossal 'super Spiral' Galaxies
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Astronomers Discover Colossal 'super Spiral' Galaxies

A strange new kind of galactic beast has been spotted in the cosmic wilderness.
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