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Studying Rocks Found On Earth For Clues About Space

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How Cosmic Collisions Have Shaped Our Solar System

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Apollo 11 climbs toward orbit after liftoff on July 16, 1969. In 2 1/2 minutes of powered flight, the S-IC booster lifts the vehicle to an altitude of about 39 miles, some 55 miles downrange. NASA hide caption

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Curiosity Hits Paydirt: New Clues To Life On Mars

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NASA Says Ancient Mars Could Have Supported Life

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A screenshot shows how a team would track changes to its rocket project on a Sunglass platform. Sunglass hide caption

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