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Black Beauty Meteorite from Mars Found in Africa Black Beauty Meteorite from Mars Found in Africa
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CNN reports a mysterious meteorite has been discovered in the northern part of Africa, and scientists are dating it at 4.4 billion years. The study was published in the journal Nature. Nicknamed “Black Beauty,” the authors of the study believe …

8.8 Billion Earth-Like Planets Inhabit the Milky Way 8.8 Billion Earth-Like Planets Inhabit the Milky Way
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The AP via NBC News took notice of a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: apparently, Earth is one of 8.8 billion similar planets in the Milky Way that fall inside the “Goldilocks …

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Ancient Streambed on Mars Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Ancient Streambed on Mars
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While much of the excitement surrounding the landing of NASA’s newest rover on Mars was about the thrill of interplanetary exploration or the prospect of finding life on the red planet, many of the discoveries uncovered by the Curiosity rover …

Mars Rover Curiosity Stops to Check Out a Rock Mars Rover Curiosity Stops to Check Out a Rock
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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity this week stopped to examine a football-sized rock on the way to its current destination. The rover stopped about 8 feet out from the rock, which has been named “Jake Matijevic” after the surface operations systems …

Space Settlement Will Be Funded by Corporations and Private Individuals, Not NASA! Space Settlement Will Be Funded by Corporations and Private Individuals, Not NASA!
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Head of NASA Ames Research Center, Dr. S. Pete Worden, has said that he expects any colonization of Mars, the Moon, or asteroids to be done by private companies. Dr. Worden has been very valuable to NASA: “In the past …