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Far Side of the Moon 'Could Have Been Visible From Earth'
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The far side of the moon could have been visible from earth billions of years ago, a new study suggests.
New Material Could Make Space Elevator Possible
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An elevator ride into space could become more than sci-fi fantasy, thanks to a British breakthrough
NASA Probes Sabotage
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NASA is investigating sabotage of a noncritical computer due to be flown to the International Space Station aboard the space shuttle Endeavour, which was cleared to lift off on August 7, the U.S. space agency said on Thursday.
Huge Dust Storm Threatens NASA Rovers On Mars
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A dust storm raging on Mars presents the worst threat to date to the continued operation of NASA's two rovers, threatening to starve the solar-powered robots by blocking out sunlight, NASA said on Friday.
After the Space Shuttle
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One thing seems certain: Private firms will have a larger role.
Is Dark Energy Lurking in Hidden Spatial Dimensions?
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The mysterious cosmic presence called dark energy, which is accelerating the expansion of the universe, might be lurking in hidden dimensions of space. The idea would explain how these dimensions remain stable a big problem for the unified scheme of physics called string theory.
Scientists Find Signs of Water Beyond Solar System
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Astronomers said on Wednesday they had discovered the best evidence yet of water outside our own solar system -- in the atmosphere of a giant planet 60 light years from Earth.
NASA Set To Send Robot To Dig on Martian Surface
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NASA is set to launch a robotic spacecraft next month that will dig into the soil near the northern pole of Mars to check for conditions favorable to microbial life now or in the planet's past.
Inflatable Space Station Launches Successfully
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A privately-built space station prototype successfully launched into orbit Thursday from a Russian missile base, kicking off the second test flight for the U.S. firm Bigelow Aerospace.
Jupiter Changing Its Stripes
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Jupiter is changing its stripes, perhaps because its seasons are changing, scientists reported on Thursday.