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Pathfinder starts mapping the sky

The first stage of the world's largest telescope opens in Western Australia. Also; two black holes discovered in a Milky Way globular cluster, and new data provides more precise figure of expansion of the universe.

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New Sun-grazer comet discovered

A newly discovered comet is expected to put on a spectacular light show late next year. Also; Mars rover reveals an ancient river bed on the red planet, and a new space freighter ready for its first test flight.

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Earth's ice age asteroid

A cosmic impact two and a half million years ago may have plunged the world into a severe ice age. Also; the surprise discovery of asteroid Vesta's watery past, and a new contender for the earliest galaxy ever seen.

 Duration: 00:30:25; File size: 27MB 908kb


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Redefining the search for alien life

What is a habitable zone? New study suggests it's time to broaden the search for alien life. Also; massive explosion detected on Jupiter, and new evidence supports the existence of dark energy.

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New mission to Mars planned

NASA announces future robotic mission to study the red planet's interior. Also; study suggests ancient Mars wasn't as wet as previously thought, and the Dawn spacecraft heads to Ceres - the next stop on its asteroid tour.

 Duration: 00:29:55; File size: 27MB 446kb


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Life and death of stars

What happens when stars are born? What are the processes that need to come together to make the universe shine? And on the flip side, what happens when stars die?

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Tribute to Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong's contribution to space history remembered. Also; did the universe begin with a big chill? And supernovae linked with novae for the first time.

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Sun is an all-rounder

The Sun is an almost perfect sphere. Also; Curiosity begins zapping rocks on Mars, and discovery of a massive galaxy cluster.

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Is Mars still alive?

Scientists say they have evidence that Mars may still be geologically alive. Also; water discovered on the nearest rock to the Sun, and another blow to Russia's space program.

 Duration: 00:29:49; File size: 27MB 312kb


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Touchdown! Curiosity lands on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover touches down safely on the red planet Mars. Also; astronomers detect the cry of a dying star, and was the Moon created by a hit-and-run collision?

 Duration: 00:29:23; File size: 26MB 964kb


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