Radar images of asteroid 1998 QE2, taken when the cosmic traveler was about 3.75 million miles from Earth, revealed that the asteroid, with a 1.7-mile diameter, has a moon or satellite revolving around it. NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSSR hide caption

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Headed To Mars? Watch Out For Cosmic Rays

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The famous Ring Nebula is shown here in striking detail, in a composite image made from images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and infrared data from telescopes on Earth. NASA, ESA, C.R. Robert O'Dell, G.J. Ferland, W.J. Henney and M. Peimbert hide caption

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After a half-year mission at the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield lands in central Kazakhstan on Tuesday. Sergei Remezov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Most Excellent Adventure

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Resetting the Theory of Time

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This map, from the United States Geological Survey, shows the age of bedrock in different regions of North America. Scientists found ancient water in bedrock north of Lake Superior. This region, colored red, was formed more than 2.5 billion years ago. United States Geological Survey hide caption

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Water Trapped For 1.5 Billion Years Could Hold Ancient Life

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Exploring An Ever-Expanding Universe

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Hello....Is There Anybody Out There?

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