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10.09.15
I found a secondhand telescope, now what?
10.09.15

I found a secondhand telescope, now what?

How my fascination with astronomy began with a chance encounter during a burrito run.

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05.12.15
Jupiter's moon Europa might be coated in irradiated sea salt
05.12.15

Jupiter's moon Europa might be coated in irradiated sea salt

Astronomers have spent more than a decade trying to identify the dark substance erupting from geol...

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04.17.15
How will NASA find new galaxies? Glitter
04.17.15

How will NASA find new galaxies? Glitter

Space telescopes are great, but they're hardly the cheapest things to build, launch and maintain,...

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11.24.14
The Big Picture: our clearest view yet of Europa, Jupiter's icy moon
11.24.14

The Big Picture: our clearest view yet of Europa, Jupiter's icy moon

It's going to be a long, long time before anyone gets to see Jupiter's moon Europa first-hand, but...

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03.04.13
Curiosity rover leaves safe mode, remains in Martian limbo
03.04.13

Curiosity rover leaves safe mode, remains in Martian limbo

The Curiosity rover has been in an especially precarious position since late last week, when a mem...

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09.24.12
Deezmaker 3D Printer Store opens in Pasadena, will sell you a slice of the future for $600
09.24.12

Deezmaker 3D Printer Store opens in Pasadena, will sell you a slice of the future for $600

If the MakerBot store in Manhattan is the East coast's vanguard for 3D printer stores, Deezmaker's...

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08.20.12
NASA InSight tapped for Mars drilling mission in 2016
08.20.12

NASA InSight tapped for Mars drilling mission in 2016

The surface of Mars? Psh... been there. With the Curiosity stage well under way, our exploration o...

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08.11.12
NASA's Curiosity rover receives long-distance OTA update, 'brain transplant' on Mars
08.11.12

NASA's Curiosity rover receives long-distance OTA update, 'brain transplant' on Mars

Think it's nifty when your carrier deigns to provide your smartphone with that long awaited OTA up...

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08.06.12
NASA's Curiosity Mars landing successful, first pictures trickling in (video)
08.06.12

NASA's Curiosity Mars landing successful, first pictures trickling in (video)

After "seven minutes of terror" involving guided entry, parachute and powered descent, and even a...

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