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Scientists Bring The Sun Down To Earth To Learn How It Works

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Beemer, shown at the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station in Utah in 2011, is a candidate for both Mars One and the Mars Arctic 365 program. Max Fagin hide caption

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An Aspiring Martian Continues To Pursue The Red Planet

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A negative image of Kks3, made using the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope. The core of the galaxy is the right hand dark object at the top center of the image. D. Makarov/Royal Astronomical Society hide caption

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Larkin Carey, an optical engineer with Ball Aerospace, examines two test mirror segments designed for the James Webb Space Telescope. The mirror for the scope is extremely powerful, but heavy and pricey. NASA hide caption

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Could Glitter Help Solve NASA's Giant Telescope Problem?

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Methane Bursts On Mars Could Hint At Previous Life

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Geminids Promise A Light Show In The Night Sky

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Curiosity's View Of 'Mt. Sharp' Offers New Clues About Water On Mars

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Oh, Snap! NASA Promises Best Photo Yet Of Faraway Pluto

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NASA's Orion Completes First Test Flight

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NASA's Orion Capsule Looks And Acts Like Apollo

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Lots Of Work Remains After Successful Orion Launch

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