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Rover Starts Crater Science Tasks
The US space agency's Mars rover Opportunity has begun investigating rocks along the rim of the large crater it is perched by on the Red Planet - BBC NEWS
Hunt For Oil Leads To Crater Linked To 'Great Dying'
In a week in which crude oil reached its highest price since 1990, scientists have announced that the search for oil has led to the identification of a 250-million-year-old impact crater that may be associated with the worst mass extinction in history -
Probe Reveals Saturn's Stripes
The Cassini probe, en route to Saturn, has taken an amazing image of light and dark banded clouds that characterise the ringed planet's atmosphere - BBC NEWS
Private Spaceship Sets Altitude Record
Aircraft designer Burt Rutan and his firm Scaled Composites took a giant leap early Thursday toward becoming the first private company to send a person into space -
Spitzer Shares The Wealth
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope began providing astronomers with access to the infrared telescope's data - SpaceDaily
Dying Star Sculpts Rungs Of Gas And Dust
Astronomers may not have observed the fabled "Stairway to Heaven," but they have photographed something almost as intriguing: ladder-like structures surrounding a dying star - Spaceflight Now
XMM-Newton Detects X-Ray 'Solar Cycle' In Distant Star
ESA's X-ray observatory XMM-Newton has revealed for the first time a cyclic behaviour in the X-ray radiation emitted by a star similar to the Sun - SpaceDaily
New Mexico To Host Private X Prize Spaceflight Contests
The X Prize Foundation and the New Mexico Office of Space Commercialization are joining forces to stage the multi-faceted X Prize Cup, a two-week long event that allows for privately financed, passenger-carrying space vehicles to compete for prizes -
Two Planet Finding Missions
NASA plans to launch two separate space observatories within the next 10-15 years which will be capable of finding Earth-like planets orbiting other stars - Universe Today
Mexican Air Force Pilots Film Unidentified Objects
Mexican Air Force pilots filmed 11 unidentified objects in the skies over southern Campeche state, a Defense Department spokesman confirmed Tuesday -
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