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NASA releases video of massive hurricane on Saturn (VIDEO)

"We did a double take when we saw this vortex because it looks so much like a hurricane on Earth," Andrew Ingersoll, a Cassini imaging team member at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, said.

Launch of groundbreaking new US rocket postponed (VIDEO)

The launch of the new US Antares rocket has been postponed due to poor weather conditions at the Virginia launch site, although the private company developing the craft under a US NASA contract plan on trying again Sunday.

Mars rover Curiosity goes on spring break (VIDEO)

Curiosity will continue to make science observations at its current location of YellowKnife Bay while it’s on its own, using a set of commands mission controllers sent beforehand.

Photo(s) of the Day: The Mars Rover does spring break like a champ

Even robots need to let loose every once in a while.
If we had it our way, the Mars Rovers would be taking on Cancun like a 21-year-old coed with the alcohol tolerance of a seasoned sailor — think MTV Spring Break in the late nineties.
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Green meteorite found in Morocco likely from Mercury

A green space rock that landed in Morocco in 2012 is likely from Mercury, scientists say.
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This green meteorite, found in Morocco in 2012, may be from Mercury. (Stefan Ralew/sr-meteorites.de/Courtesy)
If they are correct, Meteorite NWA 7325 is the first known chunk of Mercury to be identified on Earth.
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Russia's Soyuz space capsule takes shortcut to International Space Station

While the usual flight path involves orbiting the Earth some 40 times before docking, Russian engineers have developed a new steering technique that allow spacecraft to make the journey in just four orbits.

Asteroid deflection spacecraft due to launch in 2019

A European-led mission to test a dramatic method of deflecting asteroids hurtling towards Earth is scheduled to launch in 2019.
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The giant asteroid Vesta is seen in an image taken from the NASA Dawn spacecraft about 3,200 miles above the surface on July 24, 2011. (NASA/JPL-Caltec via/Getty Images)
Didymos asteroids, we're coming for you.
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Dennis Tito, millionaire space tourist, to announce private 2018 trip to Mars

"This 'Mission for America' will generate new knowledge, experience and momentum for the next great era of space exploration," officials for Tito’s nonprofit organization the Inspiration Mars Foundation wrote in a press release this week.

Moon passes close to Jupiter in rare celestial encounter

If you saw a particularly dazzling star near the moon on Sunday or Monday night, don't panic: it wasn't yet another meteorite, it was just Jupiter.

Chatter: Meteor hits Earth. No, really.

An exploding meteor injures hundreds in Russia, Oscar Pistorius is charged with murder, the cruise ship from hell finally reaches shore, and a lesson in why you should leave dogs just as nature made them.
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Graphic. (Antler Agency/GlobalPost)
An exploding meteor injures hundreds in Russia, Oscar Pistorius is charged with murder, the cruise ship from hell finally reaches shore, and a lesson in why you should leave dogs just as nature made them.
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