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    Humans have had a continual presence in space for 11 years onboard the International Space Station. Following the failure of a Russian rocket launch, mission planners are hoping that the streak won't be broken.
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    A new report from the National Research Council says that the problem of space debris in orbit around the Earth is getting worse. Hazards posed by abandoned equipment, spent rocket bodies, and other debris is an increasing risk for future space missions.
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    NASA has been given a presidential directive to land astronauts on an asteroid by 2025. Is a human mission to an asteroid possible in this time-frame, and what benefits will such a mission provide for the future of space exploration?
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    Recentemente um vídeo fez seu trajeto pela rede alegando que uma estação espacial havia sido descoberta em Marte. Na realidade a imagem não é nada além que pixels ruins causados por um raio cósmico atingindo a espaçonave Mars Express enquanto a foto foi tirada.
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    Recently, a video made its way around the web that claimed a space station was discovered on Mars. In reality, the image is nothing more than bad pixels caused by a cosmic ray hitting the Mars Express spacecraft while the photo was being taken.
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  • New Images of Mercury Just the Beginning
    NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has returned 1500 images from orbit around Mercury. The instruments on MESSENGER are working, and the mission is now poised to help scientists understand the evolution of the small, rocky planet that lies closest to the Sun.
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    The particle accelerator being used to analyze asteroid samples returned to Earth by by the Hayabusa spacecraft was damaged in the March 11 earthquake in Japan. Researchers have reported that the samples are undamaged and the accelerator will be repaire
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    Scientists studying planet formation have long been trying to determine why Mars is so small. A new model may help solve the mystery. The study could alter ideas about the early solar system and change our understanding of how small, rocky planets form and evolve.
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    In just 43 days of observations, NASA's Kepler mission found over 750 candidates for extrasolar planets. 706 of them are potentially from as small as Earth to around the size of Jupiter. Dimitar Sasselov, Co-Investigator for Kepler, recently spoke of the results at TED
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  • Has Spirit Found Bedrock in Columbia Hills?
    Since arriving at the Columbia Hills, Spirit, one of the Mars Exploration Rovers, has encountered some mysterious phenomena. The rover's right front "arthritic" wheel that plagued Spirit's 2-mile trek across the plains is now suddenly working perfectly.
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  • Mars: The Other Time-of-Flight
    Recent discoveries on Mars such as methane in the atmosphere, a subterranean ice pack near the equator, and evidence of flowing water in the planet's past brings new speculation to the most frequently asked questions about the Red Planet: Is there, or was there ever
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  • Riding in Magnetic Bubbles
    It's the year 2027 and NASA's Vision for Space Exploration is progressing right on schedule. The first interplanetary spacecraft with humans aboard is on course for Mars. However, halfway into the trip, a gigantic solar flare erupts, spewing lethal radioactive protons directly at the spacecraft.
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