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If We Need New Polar Ice Caps, Maybe We Could Import Them From Pluto

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The New Horizons probe has been sending back images this month of its approach of the dwarf planet.

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NASA Is Closer To Putting Whalers On The Moon And Submarines On Titan

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The Titan Mare Explorer might include a submarine to explore the depths of Titan's lakes.

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NASA Wants To Build A Cloud City On Venus

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OK, so it didn't go well in 'Bioshock: Infinite.' NASA still wants to try a floating city on Venus.

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Underground Ocean Detected On Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

New findings from the Cassini spacecraft point to a large body of water beneath the surface of Enceladus, Jupiter's sixth-largest moon.

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Europa: NASA Starts ‘The Final Countdown’ For Mission To Find Life

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NASA is planning to send a robotic mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, to collect water samples and search for life.

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NASA Is Trying To Track Down Hundreds Of “Moon Trees”

Don't you hate it when you lose something important.

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NASA Discovers Largest Collection of Planets Orbiting Single Star

It's nice to see those scalawags over at NASA finally doing something useful with their time; a team running the Kepler observatory recently put down their Shake Weights just long enough to discover the largest collection of planets yet discovered orbiting around a single star.

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Is NASA Planning One-Way Spaceflights?

Earlier in October, NASA Ames Research Center director Simon Warden mentioned a new project NASA was working with DARPA on: a "hundred year starship," designed for colonizing other planets.

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Japan Wants To Build A Giant Robot Solar Disco Moon Ring

Japan seems pretty obsessed with the Moon these days.

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Japan To Give Robots Moon Base To Kill Us All

Is there any problem that Japan thinks robots can't solve.

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Japan To Launch ‘Space Yacht’ Solar Sailed Satellite

Break out the Space Cristal, because Japan is set to launch a satellite called Ikaros, which it's describing as a "space yacht," on May 18th.


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