2011: A Big Year For Space Exploration

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NASA Probes Set To Orbit The Moon Over New Year's

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Year in Review: Science Stories of 2011

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An artist's conception shows Voyager 1 encountering a stagnation region. To the left is interstellar space. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Voyager 1 Speeds Toward The Brink Of Interstellar Space

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Kepler Telescope Narrows Hunt For Earth's Twin

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Physicists Find 'Hints' of Elusive Higgs Boson

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Artist's concept of NASA's Voyager spacecraft. For 35 years, the probes have been beaming images and information back to Earth via a 23-watt transmitter. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Newly Discovered Black Holes Are Largest So Far

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US Military Keeps Wary Eye On Asia's Space Race

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This artist's conception illustrates Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. It is the first planet that NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed to orbit in a star's habitable zone — the region around a star where liquid water, a requirement for life on Earth, could persist. NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Found: Earth-Like Planet That Might Be Right For Life

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Cruising To Mars: The Rover's Tasks

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The compact car-sized Mars Science Laboratory is due to land on the red planet on Aug. 6, 2012. It is equipped with a suite of instruments to study rocks and soils, and take other measurements. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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New Roving Science Lab Charts A Course For Mars

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Is A Moon Necessary For A Planet To Support Life?

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