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Phase two

The Kepler spacecraft has found its first exoplanet as part of its new K2 mission

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Mission complete

Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission

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Asteroid Day

June 30, 2015: A day to learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet, ourselves, and future generations

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Martian methane

Curiosity has found active and ancient organic chemistry on Mars

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Uwingu Mars

Name a crater ... make an impact!

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Water report

What kind of water vapor has Rosetta found on Comet 67P?

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Indonesian Islands Eclipse

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Wet Red Planet

Curiosity rover finds clues to how water helped shape martian landscape

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Sky Guide 2015

Monthly observing guide to the planets, meteor showers, and more

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Hello New Horizons

The spacecraft has come out of hibernation for its 2015 Pluto flyby

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Phase two

The Kepler spacecraft has found its first exoplanet as part of its new K2 mission

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Canopus above the Himalayas

While this photographer was enjoying the night sky above the Himalayas from Shigatse, Tibet, he captured the sky’s second-brightest star, Canopus (Alpha Carinae) between Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, and Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth-tallest mountain. (Canon EOS 6D DSLR, Samyang 35mm f/1.4 AS UMC lens set at f/2.2, ISO 3200, 20-second exposure)
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