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Cassini's View of Saturn's Hexagon
Topic: Saturn
Summary: Cassini has captured a spectacular movie of a six-sided jet stream around Saturn's north pole.

China Sends a Rover to the Moon
Topic: Moon to Mars
Summary: A new lunar rover launched from Earth on December 2nd, and is now on its way to the Moon's surface.

Ice on Ceres: 'An Interesting Paradox'
Topic: Meteorites, Comets and Asteroids
Summary: Indications that ice makes up a third of the mass of Ceres may make the dwarf planet the most easily explored icy body -- and NASA's Dawn mission is on its way there now.

Using Radio to Cut Through Orbital Clutter
Topic: Missions
Summary: Astronomers have developed a method for preventing catastrophic collisions with space junk in Earth orbit.

December Expedition to Explore Life in Hydrothermal Vent
Topic: Extreme Life
Summary: Scientists are preparing for an expedition this December that will use robotic explorers to study life beneath the sea crust. The team will study previously unexplored hydrothermal vent systems off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Jupiter's Red Spot and Planetary Formation
Topic: Jupiter
Summary: A new study explains why Jupiter's Giant Red Spot exists today, even though fluid dynamics suggest that it should have faded centuries ago.

India Heads for Mars
Topic: Missions
Summary: India's first ever Mars mission has successfully blasted away from Earth. The Mars Orbiter Mission will reach the red planet in September of 2014.

The State of Super Earths
Topic: Cosmic Evolution
Summary: Over the past few years, astronomers have found Super Earth planets orbiting different types of stars. One scientist has reviewed the latest discoveries for insight into how these planets form and whether such worlds could be habitable.

Defying Gravity, Part 11
Topic: Moon to Mars
Summary: The final entry on our list of spacewalking women is astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson. Along with performing EVAs in orbit, Dyson was also the first astronaut to be born after the Apollo missions.

More Evidence for the RNA World
Topic: Origin & Evolution of Life
Summary: New research supports the theory that RNA played an essential role in the origin of life on Earth.

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