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An artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft depicts the final minute before the rover, Curiosity, touches down on the surface of Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech hide caption

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Waiting For A Sign: Mars Rover To Land On Its Own

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Some scientists are looking away from Mars to Saturn's moon, Enceladus, for life beyond Earth. NASA via AP hide caption

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Life On Mars? Try One Of Saturn's Moons Instead

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Mitt Romney and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell were featured on the front page of a Chinese-language newspaper following a visit to the Northern Virginia's Asian-American community in June. Such engagements with the Asian community helped McDonnell win his current office. Courtesy of Peter Su hide caption

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Could 2012 Be The Year Of The Asian Voter?

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Million Young The American Analog Set
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Harry Shearer (left), Christopher Guest (center) and Michael McKean play the British band Spinal Tap, created for Rob Reiner's 1984 mock rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. MGM Home Entertainment/AP hide caption

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The Movie Jay Chandrasekhar's 'Seen A Million Times'

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L' Été Indien Quadro Nuevo
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Headbanging Bruckner And Debussy In Black And White: New Classical Albums

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