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Best of 2012: #5: Changing of the (Space) Guard.

2012 was a big year that saw us retire a ship that made us believe in Space, and replace it with a vessel that...
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Philae Lander to Reawaken

The Rosetta mission was a resounding success, orbiting and then landing on Comet 67P, the mission ended on a sad note with the unexpected...
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Best of 2012: #7: Planets, Planets, Planets

2012 might have been the year of the Planet.  Not our planet, but other planets.  We found close planets, new planets, baby planets, and...
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The Best of 2013 // #92: Third Radiation Belt Around Earth...

Earth has magnetic fields that gather energized solar particles and forms two belts circling our planet.  Known as the Van Allen Belts, the closest...
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The best photo of Comet 67P

All the photos we've seen from Comet 67p have been amazing, but this one photo might be the definitive image of the entire mission....
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Gecko Grippers Tested in Microgravity

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President Barack Obama Promises to Send Humans to Mars by the...

In a new op-ed for CNN, President Barack Obama unveiled his ambitious yet unwavering plans to dispatch human explorers to Mars. Obama is urging astronauts to...
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Elon Musk Outlines Plans to Go to Mars

Elon Musk has always aimed for Mars. The SpaceX and Tesla founder spoke to the International Astronautical Congress and showed off a video detailing exactly how...
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Watch Live: NASA’s Juno Mission Enters Jupiter’s orbit

One of the biggest events for space enthusiasts happening this year is almost a go.  This July 4th, NASA's Juno spacecraft will arrive at...
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10-year-old finds Supernova

A ten-year-old boy in Nova Scotia has become the youngest person to discover a supernova, trumping his sister’s record.  Talk about sibling rivalry. SEE ALSO:...

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