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Whats in the Air Over Saturn?

Interesting images captured by Cassini show us the sky over Saturn’s north pole, spanned by a hexagon of clouds in fixed rotation with the gas giant. The scientists at NASA aren’t quite sure what is

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Fires of Fomalhaut

Yes, Virginia, we have visuals of extra-solar planets! Of course, this is nothing new to astronomers… Since Gallileo first spotted the moons of Jupiter we knew they were out there, spinning in the

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Journey to the moon... is also possible!

As Americans shudder beneath the shadow of their inter-galactic debts, the India Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched their lunar orbiter, the Chandrayaan-1. The two-year m

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Shenzhou 7 Blasts Off

Successful launch of the Shenzhou 7 mission… Taikonauts walk the walk… and float back down to mother Earth at Siziwang Qi, Inner Mongolia.

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Taikonauts prepare for liftoff!

The countdown has begun for tonight’s scheduled liftoff of the Shenzhou 7 mission, which includes the first EVA space-walk by Chinese Taikonauts. The intrepid crew will be wearing Chinese made “Feit

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Taikonauts Rumble The Heavens

Fun acquisition for my oddball space books collection, a Chinese copy of “Twin Dragons Rumble the Heavens.” The book is a photo essay on the Shen Zhou 6 orbital mission, in which the intrepid adve

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Broadcasting live, from Mars

It was a blast to watch the live NASA broadcast of Phoenix landing on Mars from sleepy Salem, Massachusetts! Since my buddy, Don, who lives in Beverly doesn’t have cable t.v. or internet, I called hi