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This Massive Planet Is Causing Its Parent Star To Age Prematurely

Posted September 17, 2014 by George Dvorsky

There’s a gas giant located about 330 light-years from here that’s not only unusually large, it’s also orbiting its host star at an incredibly close distance. According to a new study, this combination of factors is wreaking havoc on the star’s innard…

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NASA Taps Boeing, SpaceX to Transport Astronauts to Space Station

Posted September 16, 2014 by Anonymous
NASA Taps Boeing, SpaceX to Transport Astronauts to Space Station

In the latest step toward commercial human space flight, Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to carry the next NASA astronauts into space, the agency announced today. NASA awarded $4.2 billion to Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX to send astronauts to the International Space Station and return them safely home, with the goal of meeting all […]

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Science Graphic of the Week: Mapping Mars’ Missing Ice

Posted September 4, 2014 by Nick Stockton

Scientists use gullies made from melted ice, and their associated alluvial fans, to estimate the amount of ice frozen in the Martian soil.

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