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Ring around the asteroid: Scientists make surprise discovery

Silly asteroid, rings are for Saturn! Not anymore. Astronomers have discovered an asteroid hosting a ring system of its very own.

By Mar. 27, 2014

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MAVEN blasts off to Mars on $671 million mission

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution -- MAVEN -- spacecraft starts a 10-month voyage to the Red Planet to study how the martian atmosphere has changed over time.

By Nov. 18, 2013

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Sexy beasts: Why 'monster porn' needs love too

Do romance books with sexy dinosaurs, centaurs, Cthulhu, and aliens send your heart racing? After some such e-books get yanked by online booksellers, Crave's Bonnie Burton explains their appeal.

By Dec. 30, 2013

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Kamikaze moon mission kicks up dust, maybe ice?

In a brute-force search for lunar ice, NASA sent two spacecraft crashing to the moon Friday in a $79 million attempt to blast out suspected ice-bearing soil for detailed analysis.

By Oct. 9, 2009

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Secret military satellite heads into space

Running two days late, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasts off on a classified military mission -- the second of four planned this year by the secretive National Reconnaissance Office.

By Jun. 20, 2012

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NASA twin satellites to probe mysteries of the Van Allen belts

In a mission 11 years in the making, NASA today launched a pair of Johns Hopkins University satellites into the Van Allen radiation belts to study their structure in unprecedented detail.

By Aug. 30, 2012

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$2.5 billion Mars rover departs Earth, heads for Red Planet

After a flawless launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, NASA's costly Mars Science Laboratory rover is safely on the way to Mars for a bold mission to study the habitability of the Red Planet.

By Nov. 26, 2011

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NASA spacecraft confirms water ice deposits on moon

Deliberate crash of an empty rocket stage in a permanently shadowed crater near the moon's south pole last month kicked up definitive signs of water ice, scientists say.

By Nov. 13, 2009

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Juno launched on $1.1 billion mission to Jupiter

Searching for clues to the origin and evolution of the solar system, NASA launches its solar-powered Juno probe on a five-year voyage to Jupiter, kicking off a $1.1 billion science mission.

By Aug. 5, 2011