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SpaceX Rocket Explosion Raises Questions About Private Space Companies

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SpaceX Rocket Breaks Up On Liftoff

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Theoretical Physicist Sean Carroll asks why does time exist? Marla Aufmuth/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Why Does Time Exist?

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"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished," says psychologist Dan Gilbert. Ryan Lash/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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When Do We Become The Final Version of Ourselves?

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Europe's Comet Lander, Philae, Awakes From Hibernation

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'Hello Earth! Can You Hear Me?'

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An artist's conception of how Saturn's immense Phoebe ring might appear to eyes sensitive to infrared wavelengths. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute hide caption

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Saturn's Dark And Mysterious Outer Ring Is Even Bigger Than Expected

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The new spacecraft, called LightSail, is orbiting Earth. Future versions could travel to the moon and beyond. The Planetary Society hide caption

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Solar Sail Unfurls In Space

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