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Nasa Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples
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Nasa Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian...

What Goes Down Must Come Back Up
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What Goes Down Must Come Back Up

For most of the past two decades, the NASA and European Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2 satellites have tracked the gradual rise of the world's ocean in response...

NASA Observatories Find Most Distant Galaxy Candidate
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NASA Observatories Find Most Distant Galaxy Candidate

By combining the power of NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and one of nature's own natural "zoom lenses" in space, astronomers have set a new record for...

Climate Likely to Be on Hotter Side of Projections
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Climate Likely to Be on Hotter Side of Projections

A new NASA-funded study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colo., finds climate model projections that show a greater rise in global temperature...

What's Baking on Titan?
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What's Baking on Titan?

Radar images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal some new curiosities on the surface of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan, including a nearly circular feature that...

Bounce, Skid, Wobble: How Huygens Landed on Titan
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Bounce, Skid, Wobble: How Huygens Landed on Titan

The European Space Agency's Huygens probe, ferried to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest in the 10 seconds...

Nasa's Infrared Observatory Measures Expansion of Universe
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Nasa's Infrared Observatory Measures Expansion of Universe

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have announced the most precise measurement yet of the Hubble constant, or the rate at which our universe is stretching...

Nasa Rover Finds Old Streambed on Martian Surface
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Nasa Rover Finds Old Streambed on Martian Surface

NASA's Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is driving.

Hubble Goes to the Extreme to Assemble Farthest-Ever View of the ­niverse
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Hubble Goes to the Extreme to Assemble Farthest-Ever View of the ­niverse

Like photographers assembling a portfolio of best shots, astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of mankind's deepest-ever view of the universe.

Nasa's Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars
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Nasa's Kepler Discovers Multiple Planets Orbiting a Pair of Stars

Coming less than a year after the announcement of the first circumbinary planet, Kepler-16b, NASA's Kepler mission has discovered multiple transiting planets orbiting...

Newest Nasa Mars Mission Connects Past and Future
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Newest Nasa Mars Mission Connects Past and Future

NASA's newest Mars mission, landing in two days, will draw on support from missions sent to Mars years ago and will contribute to missions envisioned for future...

Nasa's Car-Size Rover Nears Daring Landing on Mars
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Nasa's Car-Size Rover Nears Daring Landing on Mars

NASA's most advanced planetary rover is on a precise course for an early August landing beside a Martian mountain to begin two years of unprecedented scientific...

Mars Panorama: Next Best Thing to Being There
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Mars Panorama: Next Best Thing to Being There

From fresh rover tracks to an impact crater blasted billions of years ago, a newly completed view from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration...

Astronomers Predict Titanic Collision: Milky Way vs. Andromeda
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Astronomers Predict Titanic Collision: Milky Way vs. Andromeda

NASA astronomers say they can now predict with certainty the next major cosmic event to affect our galaxy, sun, and solar system: the titanic collision of our Milky...

Dark Shadows on Mars: Scene from Durable Nasa Rover
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Dark Shadows on Mars: Scene from Durable Nasa Rover

Like a tourist waiting for just the right lighting to snap a favorite shot during a stay at the Grand Canyon, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has used...

Nasa Survey Counts Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
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Nasa Survey Counts Potentially Hazardous Asteroids

Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to the best assessment yet of our solar system's population of potentially hazardous...

Cassini Successfully Flies Over Enceladus
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Cassini Successfully Flies Over Enceladus

Cassini flew by Enceladus at an altitude of about 46 miles (74 kilometers). This flyby was designed primarily for the ion and neutral mass spectrometer to analyze...

Scientists Hope to Get Glimpse of Adolescent Universe from Revolutionary Instrument-on-a-Chip
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Scientists Hope to Get Glimpse of Adolescent Universe from Revolutionary Instrument-on-a-Chip

Scientists know what the universe looked like when it was a baby. They know what it looks like today. What they don't know is how it looked in its youth.

Dawn Nears Start of Year-Long Stay at Giant Asteroid
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Dawn Nears Start of Year-Long Stay at Giant Asteroid

NASA's Dawn spacecraft is on track to begin the first extended visit to a large asteroid. The mission expects to go into orbit around Vesta on July 16 and begin...

First Image Ever Obtained from Mercury Orbit
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First Image Ever Obtained from Mercury Orbit

At 5:20 am EDT on Mar. 29, 2011, Messenger captured this historic image of Mercury, the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the Solar System's...
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