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Mars rover on target for Gale crater

NASA's Curiosity Rover prepares to land on the red planet. Also; searching for an antimatter universe, and starspots show distant planets orbit in the same direction their star spins.

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Galaxy sends astronomers spinning

Are spiral galaxies formed through galactic collisions? Also, first confirmation of the existence of dark galaxies, and Space Shuttle Enterprise settles in to her new home.

 Duration: 00:30:02; File size: 27MB 548kb


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Pluto's fifth moon discovered

Astronomers have spied a fifth moon orbiting the distant world of Pluto. Also, asteroids not comets responsible for Earth's water, and understanding the evolution of super-massive black holes.

 Duration: 00:29:47; File size: 27MB 324kb


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Stellar dust-buster mystifies scientists

Astronomers are baffled by the sudden disappearance of a disc around a distant star that was in the process of forming new planets. Also; discovery of a dark matter filament linking galaxy clusters, and the most distant galaxy ever seen.

 Duration: 00:27:55; File size: 25MB 616kb


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Physicists 99.9% sure new particle is Higgs

Scientists at CERN believe they've found the elusive Higgs boson, the so-called 'God particle'. Also; Saturn's moon Titan has a global ocean below its surface, and magnetic super tornadoes on Sun are the size of Australia.

 Duration: 00:29:26; File size: 26MB 1012kb


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Near miss larger than first thought

Astronomers concerned how a large asteroid passed close to Earth only days after it was discovered. Also; massive water reserves on Mars and cracks appear in the standard model of particle physics.

 Duration: 00:29:57; File size: 27MB 488kb

 



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Tropical lakes discovered on Titan

The Cassini spacecraft detects methane lakes in the tropics of Titan. Also; first Chinese woman in space, X-37B shuttle returns to Earth, and has Voyager 1 left our solar system?

 Duration: 00:29:56; File size: 27MB 456kb


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A new United Nations report warns of the very real dangers posed by near-Earth objects. Plus; a new study links supermassive black holes to dark matter, and NASA gets two new Hubble Space Telescopes.

 

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Universe found to have more star stuff

The universe may have almost a third more hydrogen than previously thought. Also; how to weigh an asteroid, and Dragon splashes down after its first mission to the International Space Station.

 Duration: 00:29:42; File size: 27MB 244kb


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Australia, South Africa share SKA spoils

Australia and South Africa jointly awarded the billion Square Kilometre Array telescope. Also; Dragon becomes the first private spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station, and your guide to the transit of Venus.

 Duration: 00:34:58; File size: 32MB 48kb


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