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Newly discovered planets may boost search for life beyond Earth

Newly discovered planets may boost search for life beyond Earth

🕔09:04, 3.May 2016

The discovery of three planets that circle a small, dim star could bolster the chances of finding life beyond Earth, astronomers said on Monday.

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EGS-zs8-1: Astronomers find most distant galaxy ever measured

EGS-zs8-1: Astronomers find most distant galaxy ever measured

🕔01:42, 7.May 2015

MIAMI: Astronomers have located the most distant galaxy ever measured in the universe, and it looks like a bright blue mass of stars some 13.1 billion light-years from Earth.

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NASA to build most powerful space telescope ever

NASA to build most powerful space telescope ever

🕔01:23, 23.Apr 2015

GREENBELT: As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years in space this week, NASA and its international partners are building an even more powerful tool to look deeper into the universe than ever before.

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NASA Dawn nears encounter with dwarf planet Ceres

NASA Dawn nears encounter with dwarf planet Ceres

🕔02:07, 5.Mar 2015

MIAMI: A NASA spacecraft called Dawn is about to become the first mission to orbit a dwarf planet when it slips into orbit Friday around Ceres, the most massive body in the asteroid belt.

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US astrophysicists to start sending signals to aliens

US astrophysicists to start sending signals to aliens

🕔02:15, 14.Feb 2015

SAN JOSE: For decades, US astrophysicists seeking to make contact with extraterrestrials have basically just been listening for signals from space.

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NASA spacecraft set to take photos of Pluto

NASA spacecraft set to take photos of Pluto

🕔04:50, 26.Jan 2015

WASHINGTON: Nine years after leaving Earth, the New Horizons spacecraft is at last drawing close to Pluto and on Sunday was expected to start shooting photographs of the dwarf planet.

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US debates next lunar step; 45 years after Neil Armstrong

US debates next lunar step; 45 years after Neil Armstrong

🕔01:30, 22.Jul 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL: Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the United States remains divided about the moon’s role in future human space exploration.

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