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A Caltech whiz kid finds her way to Intel

Caltech graduating senior Michelle Jiang, a double major in mechanical engineering and business, set her sights on a tech giant and never looked back, fending off recruiters along the way.

By May. 12, 2011

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Peer into the heart of an exploding star

For the first time, we have telescopes strong enough to see the radioactivity at the heart of the supernova known as Cas A. What scientists have seen there helps unravel the mystery of how a star dies.

By Feb. 20, 2014

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A look back at NASA's planet-pinpointing space 'scope

The space agency says the Kepler space telescope is having equipment issues. With the mission threatened, we look back at Kepler's mind-expanding search for Earth-like exoplanets.

By May. 19, 2013

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Mars orbiter snaps Curiosity and tracks from far above

Get a rare perspective on the Curiosity rover's travels across a distant planet with a fascinating image snapped by NASA's Mars orbiter.

By Apr. 17, 2014

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NASA releases Saturn 'hexagon' images like never seen before

Spanning 20,000 miles and whipping up winds of 200 miles per hour, this massive six-sided storm clustered around the planet's north pole is a sight to behold.

By Dec. 4, 2013

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Here's what Mars looks like during its spring thaw

The seasons are shifting on some Martian sand dunes, and NASA has a fascinating photo of the thaw to share.

By Mar. 6, 2014

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Mars 'jelly doughnut' mystery finally solved

Where did the infamous rock that seemed to appear out of nowhere on Mars come from? The explanation, it turns out, is more simple than sci-fi.

By Feb. 14, 2014

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Saturn may be birthing a brand-new baby moon

An icy object causing a commotion in Saturn's rings may give astronomers insight into how Saturn's moons form.

By Apr. 15, 2014

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New species of microbe thrives in spacecraft clean rooms

An extremely rare microbe pops up in two different spacecraft clean rooms, one in Florida and one in South America.

By Nov. 7, 2013

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Curiosity rover snaps its first Earth photo from Mars

In a bittersweet moment, Curiosity looks back and takes a snapshot of its home planet above the Mars skyline.

By Feb. 7, 2014