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  • Can you get an erection in space?
    Emily Bills & Christopher Pilny for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a reading a headline regarding bone degeneration in the ISS ("Growing bone in space," it read), our 12-year-old minds went to the only place they could: boners. Which...
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  • Mars Curiosity rover back in action after software update
    Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Curiosity is back in action following a recent software upgrade, conducting a mini-drill test to make sure that a rock target called Mojave2 is suitable for drilling at full-depth. According to B...
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  • Space 'sailboat' scheduled to fly in 2016
    Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The use of solar sails has been a dream for spacecraft developers for decades, but it could soon become a reality, thanks to the efforts of a nonprofit organization led by “Science Guy” Bill N...
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  • 'Super Saturn' star discovered with huge rings
    Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers from the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, and the University of Rochester, USA, have discovered a ‘Super Saturn’ with rings 200 times bigger than Saturn’s.
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  • Astronomers discover oldest planetary system ever
    Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers have discovered the oldest known planetary system ever – a star that is more than 11 billion years old and orbited by at least five rocky planets that are all smaller than Earth. Th...
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  • Armchair astronomers help NASA identify mysterious space objects
    Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Citizen scientists scanning thousands of images from the Spitzer Space Telescope helped NASA scientists discover mysterious objects which have now been identified as a phase of massive star format...
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  • Studying Jupiter's atmosphere with cube satellites
    Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an effort to reduce the risks of studying the atmosphere around Jupiter, a team of researchers is preparing a fleet of miniature cube satellites that would each collect data in one specific fie...
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  • Is Rosetta's comet falling apart?
    Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just as we are really getting to known comet 67P, it may be leaving us. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission is currently visiting the "Rubber Ducky" comet and newly released images show ...
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  • Mysterious white spot found on Ceres
    Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft draws near to Ceres for its planned close encounter, new images have revealed unexpected features including what are believed to be craters.
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  • RC helicopter to be used to navigate Mars
    Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA’s Bob Balaram has the coolest job on the planet.
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  • WATCH LIVE as an asteroid passes by Earth
    redOrbit staff for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At 11AM EST, asteroid 2004 BL86 will pass close enough to Earth to see.
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  • New telescope seeks dust trails of other earths
    Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new NASA instrument designed to study dust in the so-called habitable zone around a star may help future missions centered around capturing images of planets similar to Earth, officials from the...
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  • VIDEO: How Earth could look in light of other stars
    Brian Galloway for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Russian Federal Space Agency released a video that shows how Earth could look in the light of other stars besides the sun. Many people can’t read Cyrillic, so here are the other stars ...
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  • How planets formed--using lasers
    Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Laser-driving compression experiments have allowed a team of scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Bayreuth University in Germany to recreate the planetary-formation ...
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  • Dimming quasars could reveal secrets of black holes
    Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time ever, scientists have observed a quasar transitioning into a much dimmer state, a lucky find that could provide new details about the life cycle of the galactic phenomenon. "We'...
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