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Underground Ocean Detected On Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

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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”

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

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NASA Discovers Largest Collection of Planets Orbiting Single Star

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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?

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Earlier in October, NASA Ames Research Center director Simon Warden mentioned a new project NASA was working with DARPA on: a <a href="http://www.kurzweilai.net/nasa-ames-worden-reveals-darpa-funded-hundred-year-starship-program">"hundred year starship," designed for colonizing other planets</a>.

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Japan Wants To Build A Giant Robot Solar Disco Moon Ring

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Japan seems pretty obsessed with the Moon these days.

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Japan To Give Robots Moon Base To Kill Us All

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

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Japan To Launch ‘Space Yacht’ Solar Sailed Satellite

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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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