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NASA: Comet landing is big step toward 'moving off this planet'

After the first successful touchdown on a comet, a NASA director couldn't contain his excitement, declaring the Rosetta mission a key step toward "taking" the entire solar system.

By November 12, 2014

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NASA's Dawn gets its best glimpse yet of dwarf planet Ceres

At a resolution of just 27p, images captured by the Dawn probe as it approaches Ceres are the most detailed of the dwarf planet to date.

By January 19, 2015

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QVC stars confused about whether the moon is a planet

Technically Incorrect: In a piece of must-see television, designer Isaac Mizrahi and presenter Shawn Killinger break off from clothes to debate astronomy.

By January 16, 2015

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The Exoplanet Travel Bureau: NASA posters advertise Kepler planets

The space agency is promoting some of the 1,000 planets discovered by the Kepler Mission in the style of vintage travel posters.

By January 8, 2015

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Two newly discovered planets look promising for extraterrestrial life

Among eight new Kepler planets found are the two most Earth-like to date, with possible conditions for the propagation of life.

By January 7, 2015

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Real-life 'Planet of the Apes' thrives on Monkey Island

A fascinating new documentary takes you to the home of medically messed-with chimps.

By July 3, 2014

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Sunrise on Saturn: Cassini spies dawn on an alien planet

The shifting of Saturn's short days is on display in a NASA image of sunrise on the ringed planet, one of many dazzling portraits captured by the Cassini spacecraft.

By November 10, 2014

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Revolutionary image shows planets forming around a star

We now have a clear visual of how planets form around stars, thanks to a sensational image of a far-distant star surrounded by evidence of baby planets.

By November 6, 2014

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Planet-eating stars could help search for other 'Earths'

Some suns gobble up the planets revolving around them, creating unique chemical signatures that could help astronomers in their planetary hunt.

By May 20, 2014

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Water found on Neptune-sized planet 124 light-years from Earth

The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.

By September 24, 2014