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Mars Rover Opportunity Gets Green Light To Enter Crater
NASA has decided the potential science value gained by sending Opportunity into a martian impact crater likely outweighs the risk of the intrepid explorer not being able to get back out - SpaceDaily
Venus' Atmosphere To Be Probed During Rare Solar Transit
People in many locations around the world will watch Venus cross the Sun Tuesday for the first time in 122 years in a highly anticipated skywatching event could generate a little science, too -
Cassini Maneuvers For Saturn Rendezvous
Saturn and its rings are growing large in the view of the international Cassini spacecraft, which is nearing a rendezvous with the giant planet after years of travel across the solar system -
Double Stars Emerge As New Heavyweight Champions
About 20,000 light-years from Earth, two massive stars grapple with each other like sumo wrestlers locked in combat. Both giants, each weighing in at around 80 times the mass of our Sun, are the heaviest stars ever - Spaceflight Now
Astronomers See Faintest Galaxy Yet
A team of astronomers has discovered the faintest galaxy yet. Even better news is that it’s right in our cosmic background -
Proof Found For Gamma-Ray Burst In Milky Way
Combined data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and infrared observations with the Palomar 200-inch telescope have uncovered evidence that a gamma-ray burst, one of nature's most catastrophic explosions, occurred in our Galaxy a few thousand years ago - Spaceflight Now
Major Galactic Mystery Solved By CU Astronomers
Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have solved a major galactic mystery that may help astronomers in their quest to develop a detailed picture of the chemical evolution of the Milky Way galaxy - SpaceDaily
Date Set For Private Space Launch
The first private manned spacecraft will be launched into space on 21 June carrying an as yet unnamed astronaut - BBC NEWS
Rosetta's Scientific 'First' - Observation Of Comet Linear
ESA's comet-chaser Rosetta, whose 10-year journey to its final target Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko started on 2 March, is well on its way. The first phase of commissioning is close to completion and Rosetta has successfully performed its first scientific activity - observation of Comet Linear - SpaceDaily
O'Keefe: NASA To Pursue Robotic Mission To Save Hubble
NASA took a step today toward a robotic repair mission to save the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. Space agency chief Sean O'Keefe announced that NASA would pursue proposals regarding the feasibility of a robotic servicing mission to the Earth-circling observatory -
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