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There and Back Again: X-37B Returns to Earth After Two-Year Mission in Space

The Air Force’s X-37B space shuttle landed yesterday after spending 674 days in orbit. Its return signalled the conclusion of its third mission. 192 more words

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From SPACE.com: "NASA Probe Finds Nanoflares and Plasma 'Bombs' on Sun"

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October 16, 2014
Nola Taylor Redd

The first results from a new NASA sun-studying spacecraft are in, and they reveal a complex and intriguing picture of Earth’s star. 1,665 more words

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Historic Flyby: Comet to Zoom Past Mars This Weekend

A comet will buzz Mars this Sunday (Oct. 19) in an epic encounter that has astronomers around the world tingling with excitement.

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From SPACE.com: " Why Space Exploration Must Continue (Op-Ed)"

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October 12, 2014
Chris Arridge, Lancaster University

Launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, Sputnik 1 became the world’s first artificial satellite – a “simple” battery-powered radio transmitter inside an aluminium shell about the size of a beach ball. 815 more words

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From SPACE.com: " Strange-Shaped Orbits of Giant 'Warm Jupiter' Planets Explained"

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Some huge alien worlds were probably pulled into their puzzling orbits by nearby planetary neighbors circling on a different plane, a new study reports. 512 more words

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Apollo and Poseidon's Trident: A Tale of NASA and Lunar Water

The Apollo missions may have portrayed the Moon as having anything but water, but the Moon rocks collected told a different story in 2008 that was later confirmed in 2009 by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). 475 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Strange 'Hybrid Star' Discovered After 40-Year Search"

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October 09, 2014
Charles Q. Choi

For astronomers, it’s the equivalent of buried treasure in space: a strange hybrid star — actually, one star packed inside the shell of another, larger star. 1,026 more words

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