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Rosetta Says Goodbye

After 12 years of journeying through the solar system, comet tracking spacecraft Rosetta said goodbye. At 6:39 a.m. ET, Rosetta completed a 14 hour free fall to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko about 444 million miles away from Earth. Working hard even in

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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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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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Hubble Captures A Bubble

On Sunday, April 24, the Hubble Space Telescope will turn 26. No matter how old Hubble is, it continues to capture gorgeous images. The latest one released by the Hubble team, one to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the launch of

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