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TESS will be the first dedicated all-sky exoplanet hunting satellite.
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Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
For over two centuries we have struggled to understand the scope of Afghanistan's mineral wealth. Now geologists, if they can determine what lies beneath the nation's ground, might also help bring stability to the surface
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1 experiment. 1,011 people.
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The nation's satellites document environmental threats around the globe. So why is the future of earth observation in peril?
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NASA's new Landsat 8 shows the volcano's latest recovery.
A possible victory for Einstein
Mike Biddle could free the world from having to make new plastic. Forever.
Cuts to the government agency's budget would impact a lot of science.
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