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The King Of The Planets Has New Visitors

What a great month it has been for space exploration! Juno, NASA’s cartwheeling solar-powered spacecraft investigator, has been placed into orbit around Jupiter successfully. Along with NASA’s mission control, guess who else has been keeping constant watch over the plucky

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Earth Has A Tiny Asteroid Buddy

Have you heard about this fun new discovery? Earth has a small companion (smaller than the Statue of Liberty) that has been looping around our world while the duo makes their way around the sun. According to scientists, this dance routine has been

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Wanderers

Another sweet find on Vimeo. Wanderers, a short film by Erik Wernquist narrated by Carl Sagan, tries to explain our wanderlust. With evocative visuals and Sagan’s powerful voice, it reminds me why unseen worlds far and near have always held such magic.

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Say Hello To 1200 New Neighbors

Exoplanet neighbors, that is. Not one. Or two. But more than 1200 of them. Researchers on NASA’s Kepler planet hunting mission announced 1,200+ new exoplanets. This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets in the catalog which previously listed

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Makemake Has A Tiny Moon

Hubble has made yet another fascinating discovery. This time it is a miniscule moon orbiting the dwarf planet Makemake. Makemake, which is named after the creator god of Easter Island’s Rapa Nui people, was discovered in 2005. It is beyond the

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